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A, W^^kly fe^corfi. ai\A k^Vi^W of Cycling ^^^ tt\^ (^ycl^ TraA^ 

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\ No. ly 


S2 Per Year 

i lumbia, 

L World's Record for the Mile. 

~, 5 RIDER - George F. Taylor. 
^ '*~ TRACK -Hampden Park, Springfield, Mass, 

DATE — August 3rd, 1892. 
WHEEL-Columbia with Columbia Pneumatic Tires. 

Taylor first lowered the 2:1 5 record (made by Willie Windle on a Columbia) to 
2:14 1-5. Then his own by 3 1-5 seconds, making the one mile world's record 2:11. ' 

The fastest riders ride the fastest wheels ; Taylor rides a Columbia. 


Is what riders of the 2:10 are accustomed to do 
when they want to see the rest of the crowd. 

HE natural tendency of the 2:10 Is to come to the front. You are not tied 
down to one style of tire, but have four of the best to choose from. Everyone 
knows of the strength and speed of UNION wheels. If you want your 

speed developed you should have one. There is no excuse for your not being a flyer 

if you choose. 


166-170 Columbus Ave., BOSTON, MASS. 


] A^ 


We have never sacrificed 
Strength for Hghtness, and while 


Is not a heavy wheel, 

We guarantee you cannot break 

It with any ordinary use. 


It is built for Service. 

WARWICK CYCLE MFG. CO., Springfield, Mass. 



Combining the best of the two styles 
of construction, known as DIRECT 

The object of • this method will be 
appreciated at a glance, as we secure all 
the ad vantages of the Direct as well as 
the Tangent form, and do not have lo 
disturb the fibre of the spoke by either 
hot or cold bending. 



293 Wabash Ave., Chicago. 


Branches, || MILWAUKEE, 

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FlaYell & CompaDy, Coventry, England. 

A Weekly Record and Review pt Cycling and the Cycle Trade. 

VOL. 9, No. 16. 




STAR" CYCLES. "STAR" cycles. 

Manufactured by SHARRATT & LISLS. 

\ •• •• •• •• 

V^ '5 ^Fitted -v\ritli Solid, Cusliioii ox* PiieTiiiiatic Tires. 

.^/No.s'A "Star." 

No.oA "Star." 

Airthe '' STARS " are made of Weldless Steel Tubes and Steel Stampings. 

The Very^Best Machines Extant. 

Sole Agents for Chicago,' SPOONER-PETERSON CO., Madison St. 


STAR CYCLE WORKS, Wolverhampton, eng 




was a "paloolahcooler." We don't know what he meant, but he gave us his order for a 
ladies' Liberty for his wife, just the same. 

Wilson, Myers & Co., Makers of Liberty Cycles. 

Offices, 55 Liberty street, | ivrpTAT- VOPTT 
and 1786 Broadway, ] ^^^ Y UKJS.. 

£0lJ]Vb, f A^r ai\i. ^iV^Ai^r. 

PUktlNGER & CO., 

Hereford Place, New Cross, LONDON, S. E. 

writ:^ for a i,ist.- 



"A Good Wine Needs no Busb." 
Neither do the "PARADM" CYCI^^S. 



Messrs. DEAN & ROGERS, 


Superior H^cle Baking tNAMEW 


Standard Varnish Wobks, 



2 07 A V E:N U E D. 


We make the best cycle enamels in the market in point of lustre, elasticity, toughness 
and durability. Are used by many of the leading Cycle Manufacturers in this country 
and Europe. Send for samples and particulars* eow 






To See it is to be Convinced 
That|;it is the Finest on the Market, 

For a silvery 
white deposit of 
nickel, use our' 
Pure Anodes 
and Salts. 
Plain Spanish, 
FeltjWheels, or 
in Sheets. 
Muslin Buflfs. 



Works, FLUSHING, L. 1. 








10, 12 & 14 Grand St. 

1 Bet. Varick and Sullivan Sts.), 

New York, U.S.A. 




"Walrus Leather 
in wheels or 
hides. Oak 
tanned Leather 
C. P. Cyanide 
of Potassium. 
Fused Cyanide 
of Pottasium. 
Roughes Com- 
Tripoli Compo- 
Buffing Lathes. 





L^^- ' \ Photographs of NEW PATTERN LENS LAMPS. 


Discount Sheet on Application. 

Free Supply of " Wrinkles 

For Riders'^ with your hrst order. 

PREMIER CYCLE COMPAKY, 844-846 Eighth Ave., Hew York. 



Is Known as the POPULAR WHEEL. 

Did You Hear What Was Said ? 

One says to a friend : "I am exceedingly 
pleased with my new Planet wheel. I have ridden 
several other wheels since you were here, but 
nothing gives me entire satisfaction as the Planet. 








By MR. T. A. EDGE. 

Land's End to John O'Groate's, 874 miles, in 4 days, 40 minutes, 
beating Mr. G. P. Mills' record by 10 1-3 hours. 

1,000 miles in 5 days, 11 hours, 38 minutes. 

Edinborough to Liverpool, 15 hours, 54 minutes, by Mr. B. H. 

The above World's Records are the most recent successes this 
year obtained by riders of the " Peregrine," and are the most mer- 
itorious performances on any machine. 





Agents wanted where not represented. 


No TerroF Nqw ! ™ silvertown 

English Patent ]Sro.l01B,jran.,>91 M ^ ■ M ^^ C I I [ J | ^ "^ ^ T^\ / n C^ 

^«.p„,,^...j>,,,.«,i,r.„ ,«,..« I. I ^ 1 J ^^ IJ rx^ rj. •• I Yr\Il„ 


I^o Solutioning. IN"o Stitcliiiig. ISTo Trouble. 


ISTo Long: Delays. ISTo Eail^vay eJoiameys. ISTo "W^eary Tramps. 


IMPORTANT ! See that every tyre Is stamped Silvertown '' Closure " with date of patent. 

For Descriptiye Pamphlet and Full Particulars Apply to 


Works: Silvertown, London, E., and Persan Beaumont, France. Head Offices: io6 
Cannon Street, London, E. C. Cable Address: Graysilver, London. 



Have you seen the new ARIEL RACER ? 
Weight 26 to 28 pounds. It's a dandy ! 


The Ariels are up with the times. You notice of course that the " Reform " is winning all along the line. 

Send for Cat. and List of Special Bargains. 

TT-V •^ yy TVT Q T7 /^ 'XT /^ T "C* i^ r\ show room, 277 and 379 WABASH AVENUE, ^-^ x j" J /^ A f^ /-\ 

. J_^. Vjr/\iNOJ-rf V-/ 1 V^L^lZr V«/V_/., main office and warehouse, 5O8 state street, ^ XI 1 V-/ A. vJT V-^ . 


are prepared to give estimates on Large and Small Quanties of 


Hubs, Cranks, Brackets, Sprocket Wheels, Weldless Tubing, Fork Blades, Chain Roller and Humber Pattern, Cycle Ce- 
ment, Spokes, and all Component Parts of Cycles. 

Apply at once for Estimates and send Sample Order. HIGHEST QUALITY ONLY. 




C3 TUT Li"1 IjT I jITT I iTT T~^ -■ .> -ifc.-T- .*-^ -w- a -».-»--w-^ •' 



HORACE; B^I,!,, Manager. 

285 Wabash Ave. Chicago, III. 



Beeston Notts. England. 


To Messrs. Leadbeater & Scott, 

Sheffield, England. 
Dear Sirs: — 

I have delayed replying to your en- 
quiry until I could ascertain that the Spokes 
referred to in the above advertisement were 
really your make. I find the spokeS in the 

HIS is a wheel from Walter Githen's l^'^^^f J^^f ^f .^ ^^PPli^^ ^J JOUr 
HUMBER Bicycle, alter a carriage ran ^1™. Leadbeater & Scott. 


over it. It was rebuilt and put into perfect 
running order without using as much as one 
new spoke. Good Material Will Tell. 

Yours faithfully, 

D. W. Bassett. 



This cut shows Oil Cowtolnw TtniwtfciM 

eut Shovva l/Op of laMBB^a 


Made by Loyd, Read & Co., Coventry, Eng. 

Solid, Cushion or Pneumatie Tires- 

Weight, Cushions, 2>7> 40, 45 lbs. 
" Pneumatics, 38 lbs. 

" Ladies' Cushion, 42 lbs. 

Agents desirous of handling territory will 
please address 

H. E. KYLE, 

Care Referee, 334 Dearborn St. Chicago. 



The Great X,ight Giver. 

Unique in Design. 

Gives an ^Extraordinary Z,igbt. 





Write for mir 1892 Catalogue. 

Sole Manufacturers, SAMUEL SNELL & CO., Toledo Works, Aston Brook St., Birmingham. 

Manufacmrs of Cycle Horns, Bells, Rims, Cement, Ball Hubs, etc. Write for prices. ENGLAND. 




We carry a full line of 
all patterns of ladies' and 
gents' Safety Bicycles, and 
can supply at once on re- 
ceipt of order. 

We are sole agents for 
Foley & Webb's celebrat- 
ed line of Saddles, which 
comprises the favorite come 
bination three-coiled 
spring B 90. 

No. 2 

-.-..y Cross. 

We have in stock a full 
supply of parts to replace 
or repair any damage caused 
by accidents. 

No. I Coventry Cross. 


Price Lists free on 

Western Agents. 

Messrs. Horton, Gilmore, 
McWilliams & Co., Chica- 
go, 111. 

No. 12 Coventry Cross. 


The '^SanSpareiV our finest of English Safeties. 

The ''Niagara'^ our Little Marvel and Record Breaker. 

J. lie UVei'iRnu. our high medium grade roadster. 

We have a line that is unexcelled and we invite responsible Jobbers & Dealers to write us for prices and territory. 

LuTHY & Company, 


Don't place your orders until you see our wheels. Jt Xi^C/xv^^, XJL/J^» 


Can furnish about 200,000 feet jet this season if ordered at once 


PHILIP S JUSTICE &C CO., 14 N. 5th street, PHILADELPHIA, Penn. 


The Michelin Pneumatic . 

Ridden by CHARLES TERRONT, the Winner of the Paris-Brest Race. 
The Most Resilient and the Quickest Repaired. 


A The Steel Rim, B Outer Covering, b The Beared Edges. The Air Chamber. D Square Tubular Steel Rings, 
to keep the outer covering in its place in the groove. E Hooks, ending the Steel Ring D. F Nut and Screw to keep in 
place the ends of Ring D, though the tire maybe deflated, i^ig. i With SoM Rim. Mgr ^ With Hollow Rim. Fig. 8 
The whole Tyre and Rim, such as dehvered. 

_ In the great race from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand, 242 miles of mostly rough and hilly roads purposely strewed with nails in many places, 64 men 
finished out of 73 starters, all mounted on the Michelin Tyre. Farman of BouIogne-sur-Mur arrived first in 17 hrs. 52 min., although stopping sever- 
al times for repairs to his tires. 



The 50 Kilometres Record, in 1 hr. 37 min. 46 sec. 

The 100 Kilometres Record, in 3 hr. 35 min. 16 sec. 

Paris-Brest and back, 750 miles, in 71 hr. 37 min; Charles Terront finishing 8 hours in front of the second man, Jiel Laval. 

Corre, on the " Michelin," rode from Basle to Strasburg and back, 300 kilometres, in 13 hr. 10 min. record, beating by 2 

hours all the German competitors. 
In the " LYON-RIJMBLICAIN " race, 336 miles, the first, third, fourth, fifth and seventh men were on the " Michelin " 

In the great race from Paris to Clermont-Ferrand, 243 miles of mostly rough and hilly road, purposely strewn with nails in 

many places, 61 men finish out of the 75 starters; the largest percentage ever known in competition. AU mounted the 

Michelin Pneumatic Tyre, and had to do their own repairs on the road. 
In the Paris-Nuntes race, 630 miles, the five first in were on the Michelin Tyre, and the best riders of the day, on other tyres, 

were hopelessly left. 

Sole Agency Great Britain, PAUL HARDY, 27 Alfred PL, Bedford Sq., London.W.C. 



Weight. 40 Pounds. 

Light, Fast, Strong. Strictly High Grade. 


A few Second- Hand Safeties will be 
taken in Exchange if application is made 

option of Thomas, Morgan & Wright, Protection Strip, Tilling- 
bast or 1 r-s Cushion Tires. 

THE EA.&LE BICYOEE M'E'a CO., Torrington, Conn. 


Agents wantc J for the sale of= 



The celebrated " Aeolus " Adjustable Ball Bearings, 
Pedals, Brackets, Heads, etc., and all accessories. Enquiries 
are solicited. 





Weight, 32 lbs. 


N. Y. B. & P. or Morgan & Wright 

Pneumatic, - - - $135. 

Dunlop Special Pneumatic, - - $150 



Deanshanger, Stony Stratford, 



Agents ^Wanted in the United States. 
My cycles for 1892 are entirely new models of the latest 
and most approved designs, with workmanship and materials 
of the very best. 




etited in U. S., England and, Germany. Weight 9 os. 

in a "jiffey" when required, and are being sold in thousands of pairs to English makers. 
Licenses granted to large wheel makers. Correspondence is invited from Jobbers. 

W. A. LLOYD & CO.y - (Sole Proprietors) - 


The usual method of fixing cranks with a "key" or "cotter" 
is far behind the times, as, whenever the necessity arises for 
their removal, it is always the cause of expense to the rider, 
time and temper to the repairer, and brings discredit upon the 
wheel maker. These '"PREMIER" Cranks may be removed 

Clyde Works. 




Came to America and discovered part of it 300 years ago. He was the wonder of his age. The Raleigh of modern times has been renowned in Europe for years and 
the demand there for it was so great that it could not get to America till the fall of 1891. Shortly it was discovered by 


New York Athletic Club, 

who, after trying it and others, came to the conclusion, that, like its great original. Sir Walter Raleigh, it was ahead of all others, and he proved it by winning upon it 

in America and Europe his title. 

Champion of the World. 

This title he has proved right up to date. On the 5th and 6th inst. at Asbury Park, he won six races, defeating GEORGE F. TAYLOR (hot from his world's record) in 

FOUR races, viz: 1 mile, safety; 1 mile, handicap; quarter-mile, safety, and 5 mile, safety. 


the Easiest Running and, therefore, the Fastest wheels built. Their specialties are OUR PATENT BEARINGS, OUR PATENT SPROCKET WHEEL which can be 
changed in 5 minutes to suit the nature of the road or track to be ridden; Semi-Tangent Spokes to driving wheel, which take the strain every 

way and will not break. i^ SEND FOR CATALOGUE. 


ARTHUR A. ATTY, Manager. i^po Broadway, New York City. 


will be given to riders who sufficiently distinguish themselves either on the road or path, during the season of 1892, upon 


The reward will be in the shape of a gold medal, suitably engraved. 

We will pass upon the records of the various Humber riders at the end of the season, and will present the medals to 
those whom we consider best entitled to wear them. 

As Humbers are ridden by men who have bought and paid cash for them, we feel disposed to do the right thing by 
them, and at the same time encourage the sport to a certain degree. 

We do not give away racing machines, nor loan them — except to our regular patrons in exceptional cases — therefore it 
is all the more remarkable that fast men use them when they can get other racing machines for nothing. The Humber is 
five seconds to the mile faster than any other machine the world has yet seen — that is why racing men buy them. 
More than 60 per cent, of all the races in the world are won upon Humbers. 


385 W^abash A.vemae, CHICAGO. 

Don't forget our big offer of last week. The opportunity is slipping by rapidly. We are receiving 300 letters a d^y 
about iti 


B icycle s 




«S=-Send for Catalogue, 





. .SADDLES... 








"It runs the eastest of any machine I ever rode." That is what every one says if ho rides our wheel. 

Weight 34 lbs., wheel base 48 inches, front wheel 30 inches, 
" rear wheel 22 inches, Morgan & Wright pneumatic tires, full 
ball bearings, rat trap pedals, cork handles. Enambled red or 
black as ordered. 

The workmanship and materials used are the very best. 

Geared to 64 unless otherwise order^s. 

A rider can push our wheel geared to 64 as easily as he could 
most wheels geared to 58. 

Mr. Otto F. Merpall is in charg-e of our wholesale; atid retail 
store, 271 Wabash Ave., Chicago, 111. General office and factory, 
Plymouth, Ind. 

Correspondence solicited. Please mention this paper. 








Cushion Tires, - - $125. 

Featherstone' s Dnnlop Pneu- 
matics, - - 140. 

Bidwell- Thomas, - - 140. 

N. Y. Belting & Packing Co.' s 

Protection Strip, - 135. 

Highest Grade Throughout. 
Fully Guaranteed. 
All Parts Interchangeable. 







Office, 31S Broadway, NEW YORK CITY. 

Works at ILION, N. Y. 



Weldless Tubes, Hubs, Cranks, Ball Heads, Frames, Rims, 
Saddles, Forksides, Steel Balls 1-8 to 2", 

Lamps, Bells, - - Cycle Accessories 


SLutiufactiirers of 

ST. &.Co's New Stiffened Cranks; Chain Wheels; Crank Axles; Diamond Cast 
, Steel Bearing Balls and Cups; Racing, Semi-Racing and Roadster Rubber and 
Rat-Trap Pedals; Ladies' and Youths' Pedals, with of without Dust-Proof Centers; 
Tangent Hubs, Semi-Tangent Hubs, Direct Hubs, Racing and Semi-Racing or 
Roadster Hubs^the lightest, neatest and best Hubs in the trade. 









Elias Howe in his 
Day made the best 
Sewing Machines, 
And to-day the 
New Howe Compan}^ 
Make the best 

Wait and see. 

The "New Howe" 

Will be in America 

In time for the 

''Opening Run." 

For terms and 

Agencies apply to 

STEPHEN GOLDER, P. 0. Box 2225, 


BRANCHES— London, 48 Farringdon Street. 
Paris, I Rue du Printemps, 

Bristol, 22 Victoria Street. 
Manchester, 19 Victoria Street. 



CHAS. D. STON^ & CO., 


113 Adams Street, CHICAGO, ILL. 

Thel^argest Forwarders of Bicycles and Cycle Materials in the United States. Correspondence Solicited. 

Liverpool Agents, CUNNINGHAM, SHAW & CO., 21-33 Water Street. 



Pat. Dec. 3, 1889. | JerSEY-FiTTING 


Athletic and 


tieavy I^ib Patent 

Impi oved Double 


For comfort and service they 
are the most satisfactory gar- 
ment made. Manufacturers 

and dealers are cautioned against making or using 
our Patent Garments, as we shall hold them re- 

^[W Send stamp for Catalogue. 

This Supporter is used by 

bathers under the bathing suit. 

Bicycle- riders,;base ball players, 

n,i^ qq Q, I w II T^ V, athletes, gymnasts tell us that 

Uur o o btockiritf Fu 1 Fash- -^^11. n , ,. « 

A J . , , V It IS the best and most satisfac- 

loned, narrowed at the ankle .^„ a <. j 

„,,-i L 4. n i. • to'^y Supporter made, 

and toot, M^ill not require an 

elastic of any kind to hold it up. Let every sportsman try it. 






T (\C\V( ^^ ^^^ races we are winning with a 34 lb. wheel on the track, competing against wheels of other makes weighing 
i^UUlV ^^ ^^^ TWENTY-ONE first prizes in one week. WHERE WILL WE STOP? 
Those bearings and that Cleveland Thread Tire do it all. Send for catalogue. 

H. A. LOZIER & CO., 340 Superior St., Cleveland, Ohio. 


- ^ J ^U-^ 


^^4^^*' Birmingham, England. ^"^^S^^' 


1^1 W^hittall Street. Saltley 'M'^h 


The Original Smiths o' Saltley, Founders of the Cycle Mnstries. 

AV^ILHiIAM SMITH, Managing Director. 





Chain, Chain Wheels, Fork Sides, Rims, Weldless Steel Tube, Ball Hubs, Ball Pedals, 

Bells, Lamps, Saddles, Etc., and everything conneded with the Cycle Trade. 

Stampings machined and Tubes cut to length, ready for fitting together. 

^^^ Stampings Made to Makers' own Patterns. — — 

Manufacturers need no other account but ours, as we supply everything used in the Cycle 



ii8 South Main Street, PROVIDENCE, R I. 






This illustration shows a man of aver- 
age height on a 36 inch F. D. Safety, 
geared to 60 inches. 





And will in the course of the next year or two quite supersede the chain-driven Safety, for they are far ahead in both 
speed, comfort and durability. We invite applications from responsible dealers throughout the United States. Our trav- 
eler will be over in September, when he will arrange agencies. At present the machines may be seen and particulars ob- 
tained from 

The Mcintosh-Huntington Co., Cleveland, O. 
The Bidwell Cycle Co., New York. 

The Taylor Cycle Co , Chicago. 
Kingman 8z: Co., Peoria, 111. 

Sole Manufacturers, 

Crypto Cycle Co., Limited, 47 Farringdon Road, London, E. C. 

They Are Going Very Fast 


The Sun Never Ceases 
To Shine Upon Them. 

These reliable WELDLESS and BRAZED STEEL FORKS are renowned throughout the trade. We also manufacture 


Send for oar List at Once. 

Butler's Cycle Fittings Company, Ltd., Birmingham, Eng. 



• •• 


Morgan & Wright Pneumatic, 37 lbs., $140.00 
Strauss Pneumatic, 35 lbs., 140.00 

Dunlop Pneumatic, 38 lbs., 150.00 

DJ^TAII^.— Frame, Derby pattern, double throughout, from continuous 
seamless stee 1 tubing ; 9 inch head: Wheel Base, 44 inches; Wheels, 30 inches; 
Warwick Hollow Rims; Gearing, 57 and 63 inches; Eound Cranks, 6 1-2 and 7 
inch throw; Humber Chain; Garford Saddle; Drop Forgings throu£hout. We 
have the best and most simple Spokes made; they can be replaced by the rider 
without removing the tire, and are fully explained and illustrated in our catalogue. 
For beauty and simplicity there is no equal. For service none can be made better. 




161-162-163 S. Canal St. CHICAGO. 

West Side Retail Store, 597 W. Madison Street. 


Strictly High Grade. 

For Ladies or Gentlemen. 

Pneumatic Tires 

Cushion Tires, 

Solid Tires, 

Boys' and 

$45.00. $65.00. 

Manufactured by John P. LOVell AmiS CO., ,47 Washin 


Cycle Catalogue free. Send for one. 

gton St. 





The Referee Publishing Company 


ItoOMS 570-580, Caxton Building, 328-334 Dkar- 

BOEN Street, Chicago. 

Telephone Number — 4798. 

Uegistered Cable Address— " Eeferee, Chicaoo." 

Copy for advertisements must reacli ns not 
later thati Monday to secure insertion in the 
current week's issue. 


S. A. Miles, 
Chas. p. Koot, 
R. M. Jaffrat, 


Associate Editor. 

Business Manager. 


The Eei^eree has for six months or 
more been impressing upon the cycle 
trade of the United States the necessity 
of forming an association, and other 
journals have been somewhat active in 
the same direction. This paper went so 
far as to make inquiries as to the advisa- 
bility of such a sclieme, and in almost 
every answer— and they came from every 
prominent manufacturer and dealer- 
came a heart}^ approval of the idea. In 
the United States and Canada the cycle 
trade has seen tliree failures within ten 
days. There are small dealers by the 
score needing capital. These facts 
merelj' show that, in some ways at least, 
the cycle trade has been ox'erdone. Dur- 
ing the past season prices have been cut, 
auction sales have taken i)lace to dis- 
]>ose of old stock, and while there « as a 
big s])ring rush the business in most 
parts is at a standstill. Traveling men 
liave been called in and help discharged 
in order *to keep down the expenses. 
Cheap wheels have Hooded the market, 
but this has not caused the present dull- 
ness, for high grades are always in de- 
mand, and many firms are still unable to 
fill orders in some lines. There is neces- 
sity for the foi'ination of a dealers' asso- 
ciation to in-otect themselves. Cutting- 
prices and discounts will ruin any busi- 
ness, and, sooner or later, the former, 
probably, the manufacturers, importers, 
jobbers and retailers will wish they had 
taken the Eeferee's advice and formed 
the association as long ago as Januarj^ or 
February of this year. 

nitlS," ETC. 

Mr. Davis, chief consul of Kansas, re- 
cently offered to the members of his 
diA'isioti some suggestions as to the con- 
duct of the official organ of the league, 
suggesting among other tilings that the 
publication of that very necessary week- 
ly budget in some western (nty (of course 
he mentioned Chicago — tliey all do that) 
might be of benefit to organizations at 
large. Now, the Kansas division is a 
small one, and Mr. Davis, as those iieo- 
ple who have heard him know, is Just a 
trifle tiresome in his prolixity. But 
"great oaks from outsmatl acorns grow," 
and Kansas is by no means without en- 
ergy, uoi- I\fr. Davis without the average 
amount of common sense 

Wo are led to tliese observations by 
th«? remarks of The Cf<mmentator — 
rightly he of pen and tongue — in the 
issue of Sportivg Life, who, after de- 
scribing Mr. Davis as the ' ' would-be Sol- 
omon of Sockless Jen-y's domain," pro- 
ceeds to castigate that gentleman un- 
jjiercifully. We are Inclined to lielieve 

that when Mr. Davis expressed the 
opinion that the BuUetin should be 
moved further west, he voiced the opin- 
ion of many men of influence and good 
judgment. It is true, as Mr. Commen- 
tator says, that a few eastern states con- 
tain more than one-half the league 
membership, but that is no reason why 
the Bulletin should be published in a 
city which has about the poor, st facili- 
ties of any large city in the United 
States. The Bulletin published, say in 
Chicago, St. Louis or Cincinnati, could 
reach every eastern league member be- 
fore Sunday, while the western edition 
coidd be delivered as far west as 'Frisco 
bj' Tuesday, the earliest day on which it 
is now received in Chicago, Better re- 
sults, however, may be obtained when 
the long-promised new plant material- 

We are emphatically of opinion that, 
as soon as the present contract expii-es, 
the league should publish its own organ. 
The fact that an attempt to do so, years 
ago, resulted in failure, proves nothing. 
In the hands of a good business man we 
believe the Bulletin can be made not 
only self-supporting, hut a source of sub- 
stantial profit. \\ itii such an arrange- 
ment in force, the league would not be 
tied to any particular locality, and could 
locate its headquai-ters wherever it 
deemed advisable. It may, and doubt- 
less will, be a long time ere any such 
move will come, but as Mr. Davis says, 
"it must come in time." We have not 
heard the last of this agitation. 


There is no denying the fact now that 
the racing board of the league has decid- 
ed to control road racing, to a consider- 
able extent at least. Onlj^ this week the 
Chicago member of the national body, 
W. C. Thorne, sent the Referee notice 
of the sus])ension of certain men who 
competed in an unsanctioned race at 
Parkside Julj" 23, and a part of the notice 
said: "All amateurs are warned against 
competing, with these persons in a, cycle 
race of any land dining the period of 
suspension.'' Mr. Thorne, in fact, stated 
outright that the racing board proposed 
to control road racing, at least so far as 
league members are concerned, and, in- 
directly, so far as anybody else is con- 
cerned. Chairman Raymond's decision 
in the Massachusetts case as much 
as settled the matter. Road races 
may not have to be sanctioned by the 
board, but when anybody rides for cash, 
or competes with a professional or sus- 
pended league member, the racing board 
will not hesitate to inflict punishment on 
the offender. We cannot help thinking 
that it is a round-about way of doing 
business, however. If the league pro 
poses to assume control of road events as 
well as track races, why does it not come 
out and say so and formulate rules where- 
by the road j-aces may be governed? It 
is not fair to keep people guessing as to 
what the result will be in case a i-oad 
event takes place Avithout the authority 
of the league. The Century Road < lub, 
a short time since, made something of 
an attempt to boss road racing, but those 
who proposed to carry out the idea haA'c 
evidently gone asleep. Riders and tlie 
X^ress have been begging the league to 
take some steps in the matter, and if it 
really intends to boss things it should get 
down to business and say so.' The Cen- 
tury Road Club evidently is losing its 
enthusiasm, and little may be expected 
from it, inasmuch as its attem|)t to elect 
officers has fallen through. 

Joe Gunther and H. C. Wilson, of the 
Lincoln Club, and C. W. Davis of the C. 
C. C, spent a very enjoyable two Aveeks 
touring in Wisconsin and northern Illi- 


Graves' Buffalo Secord — The Jtachig 
Board, and the Amateurs. 

So some disinterested (?) people "think 
it about time that the Detroit papers let 
up on Rands' twenty-five mile record,'' 
and refer to the performance of Graves 
at Buffalo May 80, claiming that Rands' 
friends can not claim that record for 
him under the circumstances. In the 
light of the above-mentioned article, 
some statements I heard from a promi- 
nent man in Buffalo trade circles, just 
after the date c f the race, sound some- 
what queer. Said the gentleman: "The 
so-called twenty-five mile course never 
was measured except by a cyclometer 
on the wheel of one of the promoters of 
the race; it was not surveyed before the 
race and has not been surveyed since. 
Another interesting incident was an oc- 
currence at the finish. It is deemed by 
several people, whose names I can give 
you and who were mere y spectators, 
that Graves never passed Crooks, and 
these same people aver that Crooks rode 
around the "meadow" once more than 
Graves did. Now if these statements 
are facts, who won the fastest time 
prize and vv'ho should have credit for the 
record if the course Avas correct?" 

One <hing more which has caused 
some comm<^nt was this remark of 
Graves, when he started to dismount 
and several people called to him to go 
on: "I have ridden far enough and I 
won't ride any further." If he had rid- 
den the full course, this Avas all right, 
but if, as my informant quoted above 
says, Crooks Avas never passed by Graves, 
either Graves did not ride the full course 
or Crooks rode more than the distance. 
No one can say absolutely how far each 
man rode after coming upon the "mea- 
dow" circle. 

Th-8 is another Instance of the folly of 
running a road i-ace to finish upon a 
track; it is absolutely impossible to avoid 
mistakes in the checking under all pre- 
vious arrangements where the men ride 
more than one lap on the track at the 
finish. This is proven by almost num- 
berless instances in the past, prominent 
among which I recall the Quaker City in 
1890 and the Springfield, Mass., race last 
year, in addition to the Buffalo case. It 
is an injustice to the riders who compete 
for any race promoter to permit even the 
possibility of such a discussion, for some 
one is likely to fail getting the glory 
(and prize) which he has earned. In the 
preseEt case Graves should have been 
spared any chance of losing the record, 
but even if he made it there is no way of 
proving the fact, for even if the course 
should be surveyed and found correct, 
there will always be a doubt in the 
minds of many people as to the distance 
he rode in comparison to Crooks. 

It seems a trifle queer, too, that the 
Buffalo people have not taken the neces 
sary steps to have the course surveyed. 
With this doubt hanging over them, one 
would think a surveyor would be almost 
the first man bunted for. 
* * * 

How soon are we to expect a ruling 
from the racing board regarding what 
constitutes a novice? It really makes an 
old-timer feel dizzy, after being imbued 
with the belief that the L. A. W. never 
knew there was such a thing as road 
racing, to find that he might be snapped 
up at ahnost any minute by the "min- 
ions of the law" if he should go back to 
former practices, for certainly in his 
earlier days he competed in several road 
races with men AA'ho were under the ban 
and with one or two who had even in- 
dulged in the pleasure for the sake of 
what the true amatetu' now calls the 
"long green." What is meant by "rec 
ognizing" road racing? MyJ^personal 

idea has bsen that the L. A. W. took 
cognizance of road racrag as it does of 
other sports outside of its own peculiar 
province — that is, recognized it as a 
sport the same as baseball, skating or 
rowing, but witheld any attempt to gov- 
ern road racing any more than it gov- 
erns the other sports mentioned. I 
believe, and always have believed, that 
if a man races on the road for money he 
is as much a professional as if the race 
occurred on the track, and should be 
ti'eated in the same manner. If the L. 
A. W. will not admit a professional base 
ball player to its membership, why 
should it admit a professional in any 
other branch of sport? 

If the league is to bar from novice 
races every man who has won a prize on 
the road, as one of the official handicap- 
pers stated last month in my hearing, 
we shall see cut from the entries in nov- 
ice races not only winners of prizes in 
road races, but every man who sports a 
club mileage medal on Century Road 
Club badges. Is this intended as a blow 
to road racing, or is it to prevent the de- 
velopment of any more 3:32 novices. 

1. Are you now paying, or have you at an3' 
time in the past paid the expenses of, or in any 
way remunerated, directly or indirectly, one, two 
or any number of racing men? 

2. If so, will you give us the names of such 
men, and any further information which you feel 
disposed to add? 

Such is the text of the last shot from 
the racing board, a letter sent to each 
importer and manufacturer. I wonder 
if it would develope what made Taylor 
take the Peoria trip so suddenly last fall; 
why Windle rode one wheel during his 
racing last summer and another for the 
record; how certain men sell wheels 
enough to be kept "( n the road" during 
the racing circuits; how Munger came to 
be discharged; Berlo's experiences Avith 
and without home-made wheels; and 
some of the many other odd things that 
come to our eyf s and ears so frequently? 
Seriously, T am delighted to see a chair- 
man of the racing board who seems in- 
clined to show as much backbone as did 
Charlie Da vol, and I only hope his back- 
bone will not lose its stiffness. There 
are certainly many cases which need his 
attention, and surely with so little at- 
tempt at concealment in some of them, 
the obtaining of suflEicient proof can not 
be a very difficult task; but who thinks 
the manufacturers will tell the "truth, 
the whole truth," unless in some case 
like the one which led to Windle'a ex- 
pulsion a couple years ago? Vee. 

The Zake View C. C. Maces, 
The Lake View Cycling Club's short 
distance road i-aces, run at Thorndale last 
Saturday Avere interesting inasmuch as 
they brought together such likely young 
flyers as Helmich, Steele, StiUwell, Fox 
and Gallan. The first heat of the quar- 
ter-mile scratch was an easy victory for 
Steele in 3S seconds, Stillvrell, Good- 
enough and Hoffman finisliing in the 
order named. The second heat was like- 
Avise an easy victory for Helmich in 3f) 
seconds, Fox, Callan and Bruhlman fin- 
ishing next. The final was a hot contest 
between the first three in the heats, 
Helmich v<. inning in the sprint tAvo 
length ahead of Steele; lime, 34 seconds; 
Fox and Goodenough, third and fourth. 
The half-mile scratch AA-as another 
A'ictory for Helmich, C. D. Fox, O. 
Bruhlman, C. Deely, B. Hoffman, ^\ 
Holland and .1. Arenz Avell up in the 
order named; Helmich's time, 1:18. 

The mile scratch was leally over a 
mile and no time was taken. Fox beat 
Helmich over the tape, Steele third, 
Bruhlman, Goodenough, ^IcElroy and 
Deely in the order named. TJte finisli 
was close and exciting. 



''■^:^ r^il 


New York, Aug. 7.— This has been a 
week of record excitement, commencing 
Tuesday with the young ex-college man, 
George F. Taylor, doing 2:14 1-5, and a 
promise that he would eclipse that per- 
formance before the season was over, a 
promise that he hastened to fulfill by 
startling the cycling world the following 
day with 2:11 flat. Of course it was 
done at historic Sprmgfield; w-here else 
would it be expected? The pacemakers 
were not of the flying column of first- 
raters, but they did nobly. The fact that 
the watches were in the hands of Andy 
McGarrett and Charlie Whipple is 
pnough to stamp the performance as a 
hall trade mark one, Taylor was very 
despondent at Concord, N. H , and was 
v^'orrying because he could not equal his 
past brilliant work, and wondered if his 
change of gear from sixty four to sixty- 
eight had anything to do with his lack of 
finishing power. Asking my opinion, I 
strongly advised Taylor to go back to his 
sixty-four gear, and a week later he did 
so, and improvement was noticed at 
Washington and Baltimore. There is no 
doubt that his temporary loss of 
speed was due to his gear more than a 
belief he also had that he was stale and 
needed rest. I have stated liefore that 
more than one of the good men now on 
the path are throwing away their 
chances by an absurdedly high gear used 
for sprintmg purposes, and from a talk 
with Munger at Philadelphia I found 
even "' Birdie" was all at sea as regards 
gear and stated he would experiment 
until he got a gear that suited him. My 
advice was, " Come down to sixty -four 
or sixty-six, the former gear preferred," 
for it seems impossible that a man can 
sprint or jump the last 100 yards with a 
gear f^-om seventy to seventy-five inches. 
If a min can pedal fast he will have 
more chance with a sixty-four gear than 
one higher in the scramble, In ordinary 
races of the past, men who rode fifty- 
two to fifty-six inch wheels were, as a 
rule, the sprinters and winners of the 
greater number of races; and in early 
Euglish racing the Palmers, Sprecklv, 
Morse, Gaskill, L.isle, all rode about fifty- 
four-mch wheels. Then take Windle, 
Rowe, Burnham, Lumsden, Temple and 
nearly all the best riders of their day, 
they rode from fifty-three to fifty-five- 
inch wheels. Anybody of fair speed can 
"hang on" in a race, but the last quick 
jump is what is wanted to win, and with 
a high ordinary or high-geared safety it 
is almost impossible to get that last quick 
rush. Of course, there are a few excep- 
tions, but the rule is in favor of a low- 
geared wheel. The favorite path gear 
will be between sixty and sixty-six in the 
future, and the seventy to eighty gear 
will not win the path races. Taylor was 
overjoyed at the change he found in his 
finish, and alluded to the fact at Balti- 
more, and the recent wonderful mile 
will serve to strengthen Taylor's opinion 
on the benefits of a low gear. 


In the book, "A Memorial to Congress, 
on the subject of a comprehensive ex- 
hibit of roads, their construction and 
maintenance, at the Woild's Exposition," 
Mr. Rice, the road secretary of Colonel 
Albert Pope, has shown his ability as a 
newspaper man by cramming the 110 

pages of the book full of arguments in 
favor of good roads, and a World's Fair 
proposition for an approprration for a 
special exhibit, and letters from Presi- 
dent Harrison, cabinet ministers, sena- 
tors and congressmen, and an introduc- 
tory appeal by Colonel Pope, Extracts 
from all the leading papers of America, 
commendatory are also printed, and here 
Mr. Rice compliments the Refeeee by 
selecting an editorial from this paper and 
printing some on page 67 of the book, 
the compliment being a rare one, as the 
Referee is the only strictly cycling 
jom-nal quoted. What an outlay, 
what tireless energy the Boston cycling 
philanthropist has shown, and his labor 
will have the thanks of the entire Amer- 
ican cycling public, for the object of his 
ambition is entirely unselfish, and pro 

president rttrdette, 

I m t President Burdette at 31 Park 
Row to day. He was after a copy of the 
Referee which had some criticisms on 
the Washington races in, and unfortun- 
ately all that issue had bean sent out, so 
the energetic Burdette consoled himself 
by a visit to Bro. Prial, who keeps the 
Referee constantly on tap and swears 
by and at it at times. It proves one 
thing. Colonel Burdette reads the Ref- 
eree religiously, for he explained by 
saying that someone had ■' hooked " his 
copy, and somebody had drawn his 
attention to the Referee criticism, which 
again proves there is no confine or 
boundary to the paper's circulation and 
influence, and it is gratifying to note 
that the league president is an intelligent 
president and reads the papers, and is 
not above reading criticisms of his own 
acts or those of his subordinates. The 
Hartford man is much alive. 


From the tone of the papers and per- 
sonal observations by some of the lead- 
ing eastern authorities. Chairman Ray- 
mond stepped outside the jurisdiction ot 
the L. A, W. (according to its past pro- 
fessions) when he laid hands on road 
racing men and road races. Colonel 
Burdette in Hartford recently stated to 
the writer that the league could not 
uphold or countenance road racing, for 
the simple reason that it is not legiti- 
mate, and that in case damage suits 
were brought in the courts the case would 
to a certainty go against a rider who 
caused damage during a race; "Why," 
said President Burdette, "the lawyer on 
the other side would say to the judge 
and jury, 'Here is a large body of intel- 
ligent men actually setting at defiance 
the laws and usages of the country,' and 
the league would get a nice black eye." 

But Chairman Raymond, notwith- 
standing past professions of the league, 
says, "Yes, we control racing, and if a 
man transgress our laws on the road, 
why, we will make him sit up for it." 
The league had better not notice road 
races at all, but if it does, condemnation 
in the strongest language should be its 
only part in the participation in an evil 
that will eventually bring discredit on 
the sport, and place the active partici- 
pants in the category with law-breakers 
and enemies of cycling. Special events 
like the Irvington, Milburn, Pullman 
and Martin road races, seem to have 
some excuse, also a relay for scientific or 
demonstrative purposes; but when every 
-little towm in the country, and some of 
them on Sunday, undertake to turn the 

public highway into a race course, a halt 
by either cyclists or the civil powers 
should be called. Cyclists have no more 
right to use the public highway for rac- 
ing purposes than horsemen, and the 
latter will be the people who will be the 
cyclists arrogating to themselves privi- 
leges (?) they (the horsemen) never 
dreamed of taking advantage of. 


*' They are after us," is a favorite song 
these days with many of the fast divi- 
sions, but the unsigned circular letter 
purporting to come from the racing 
board chairman does not seem to have 
bi'ought much grist to the racing board's 
electrocuting machine for many reasons. 
The unsigned, weak document of the 
racing board no doubt would not strike 
terror to the manufacturer. Although 
the dog days are here and manufacturers 
are not rushed with orders, many — in 
fact, the majority — have, I'm told, 
ignored the unsigned queries of Mr, 
Raymond. Possibly some of the manu- 
facturers are at the sea- side and too busy 
fishing to send their compliments to Mr, 
Raymond, but one Massachusetts firm 
ignored dog days and fish and showed 
enough proof to warrant the suspension 
of one of the least of the sinners, Graves, 
of Springfield, who has been asked to 
rest for thirty days, pending a peep into 
check-book stubs, etc. Now why select 
Graves? Is the Springfield lad the only 
sinner? As I understand it, Graves was 
"employed" at the factory, that is he 
went there once in a while, possibly 
nearly every day; but he was employed 
and received a salary. Why, some of 
the others do not even go near the fac- 
tory, and the question is. How do they 
see the cashier Saturdays? Said a well 
posted racing man the other day. " You 
are evidently up to the latest wrinkle." 
"What's that?" I inquired," "Why, 
several of the manufacturers contribute 
a weekly sum to the clubs which their 
riders hail from, and the club pays its 
man's "expenses," so that when the 
racing board asks the wily manufacturer 
if he pays or fees a certain man for rac- 
ing he can answer truthfully that he 
does not; the club pays the man and the 
maker charges up weekly contributions 
to the bicycle club, which, of course, is 
supposed to be used — well, never mind 
what it is used for. Truly, with the 
help of the racing board, the clubs and 
the makers, to find a true bill against an 
amateur these days is harder work than 
discovering people on the planet Mars 
by the astronomers. But there is much 
to admire in some of the modern ama- 
teurs, his expense account being one of 
the strong points. There seems to be 
absolutely no way to circumvent men 
from receiving money for their ability, 
and why should they be? In any pro- 
fession ability commands price, be it a 
railroad president, like Depew or Van 
Horn, or a preacher, like Professor Swing 
or Doctor Talmage. Money is the re- 
ward for ability, mental or physical, 
and it has remained for a race called 
cyclists to discover that it is a crime to 
receive cash for hard labor performed. 
It is well that the signs of the times 
point to a change of opinion among the 
race of cyclists, and sentiment is giving 
was to sense, and within five years to 
receive cash as a reward for meritorious 
work will be looked upon naturally as it 
should and is in other walks in life, and 
people will wonder why men raced for 
baubles so long, while their uncles paid 
their board and men called a racing 
board asked them if they lived on suspi- 
cion oi sufferance by a club or manufac- 
turer. Which, think you, is the more 
honorable of the two propositions? 


The astronomers, with the aid of the 

New Y^ork World, have for the past 
week been trying to prove that the 
planet Mars is peopled by a race far 
more advanced in the sciences and civili- 
zation generally than the people of this 
earth and maintain that a high de- 
gree of culture exists on the Mars planet* 
Signals to earth are thought to have 
been discovered the past week, the men 
up there trying all in their power to 
make us "look up." As Mars on Thurs- 
day was only about 35,000,000 miles away 
by telescope, it might be that the powerful 
Lick telescope might yet enable us to 
discover pure amateur, pedalling a mile 
in less than two minutes, as no doubt 
cycle construction and training have 
arrived at a very fine point on the neigh- 
boring world, and the tracks no doubt 
are an imi:)rovement on the Washington 
one. Of cocrse it goes without saying 
that the men of Mars race for cash, and 
possibly receive their expenses also. 

W, F. murphy's SICKNESS. 
Hearing that the smiling "Billy" Mur- 
phy was in danger of taking passage for 
the other shore (a false alarm) I went 
over to Brooklyn last night to investi- 
gate, and with the aid of Fulton Ferry 
and a record- breaking horse car, found 
myself m thirty minutes at Willi? m's 
brown stone front, 738 Putnam avenue, 
and found the popular eastern racer 
propped up in bed, receiving the best of 
attention from a devoted mother and 
sister. Murphy looked far from being 
ready to "cash in his chips," and, bar- 
ring his luxuriant whiskers of two weeks' 
growth, he looked and acted the same 
chipper boy as of yore. That ordinary 
race at Washington did the business, 
and that bottom corner the cause. It 
almost broke Murphy's heart because he 
could not join in the welcome home to 
his old chum Zimmerman. But a letter 
from McDermott asking him to hurry up 
and get well and join Zimmerman in 
training cheered the winged boot repre- 
sentative very much. Murphy's bed- 
room is a thing of beauty, and turn 
which way you will, a glittering array 
of prizes meet the eye, some five hun- 
di-ed being arranged interlarded with 
photos of prominent cyclists all around 
the room, and many through the house. 
One large drawer is full of medals, and 
Murphy says he is proud of them all and 
means to keep them. The mother and 
sister said that one thing surprised them 
in regard to Willie's racing, and that 
was "he thinks as much of the last prize 
he won as he did of the first, and zeal- 
ously treasures the last." A large room 
adjoming the racer's bed room is fitted 
up as a gymnasium, provided with 
punching bag, gloves, rowing machines 
(two), home trainers, dumb bells, clubs, 
etc, , whi:!h accounts for Murphy's get- 
ting fit so early in the season. The 
patient expects to be on early next 
week, but at one time of his sickness he 
was in a bad way. In a general talk 
Murphy spoke very highly of Willie 
W^indle, his gamenes^, his fair riding 
and other good qualities, and beheves 
Windle was never afraid of any other 
man on the path. Murphy corrobor- 
ates what Asa Windle told me recently, 
which was that Windle got up in the 
P'ano race at Springfield while a very 
sick boy, and the fear that people would 
say that he was afraid to meet Zimmer- 
man was what prompted him to give the 
long boy from New .Jersey battle ia tbau 
famous race. Murphy says that a well- 
known eastern racing man approached 
both him and others more than once to 
enter into a scheme to pocket AVindle to 
prevent him from winning, but the 
scheme was rejected, as they all like 


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ole, not only for a natural liorn thief, 
butj like a serpent, the wlieel claims 
jouDg mnn who would never tiiink of 
Htealiug a horse or anything else, but 
tliey run the risk of jail and dishonor for 
a bicycle. Here is a case in point. 
Charles SteveiiS, nineteen years old, «.f 
410 West Twenty-sixth street, and Clar- 
eace Mortimer, twenty years old, livinj: 
at new Canaan, Conn., both graduates of 
tlie New York University, were arraign 
ed before Justice White in the Jeflferson 
Market police court yesterday, charged 
with the larceny of two bicycles, worth 
$135 each. The two youths went to 
Albany and had "a good time." They 
ran short of funds and were unable to 
iray their fares back to the city. In their 
extremity they hit U|>on tlie scheme of 
hiring a bicycle and riding home. Tliey 
called on a Mr. Young, dealer in bicy- 
cles, and leased machines. As they 
were well-dressed, gentlemanly looking 
fellows, Mr. Youi\g deferred asking for 
payment until they should return. The 
stranded youths rode as far as Castleton, 
where they boarded a hay barge and 
slept in clover till they reached New 
York. Meanwhile Chief of Police Wil- 
lard, of Albany, had been notified by 
Young, and one of his detectives traced 
them as far as the barge wharf at Cas- 
tleton. Then the chief telegraphed to 
Acting Superintendent Steers, who de- 
tailed Detectives Sergeants, Aloncieand 
Formosa to arrest the pair. Ihe detec- 
tives found them just preparing to leave 
the barge at the pier, foot of We&t 
Thirty-fourth street. They had the bi 
cycles with them, and were locked up 
over night at police headquarters. Jus- 
tice White committed the prisoners to 
await the arrival of the Albany police. 
Detective Nolan duly arrived and both 
students were taken to Albany for trial 
and disgrace, 


WTieeliiig accuses the only "Ai-anza" 
of being a 'sloppist," and gives Frank 
the palm for "slopping over" in his writ- 
ings. Never was a charge more un- 
founded, foj Egan's writings as a whole 
have that sting and crispness that pos- 
sibly caused the London criticism. It 
has been so long since Egan commenced 
writing for the cycle papers that he has 
earned the distinction of '"the nester" of 
the cycling press correspondents of 
America, and "slopping over" has never 
been a feature of Egan's work. He has 
a happy knack of discouraging the mi- 
crobes in current news and events, and 
is a close reader and observer, and when 
Frank probes for anything he generally 
hits tne object sought for, be it the "Am- 
achor" question, or Evenin Post com- 
ments on a man who could not ride "for 
nut^" No,. Wheeling is entirely mis- 
taken, and Mr. ORtilley looked through 
the wrouif end of the telescope when he 
discovered "rL>pping," for Frank Egih's 
writings are luminous, voluminous and 
delightful. Morgan. 

Philadelphia, Aug. 8.— The "Cyciiog 
Authority'' and other papers that came 

, out with the positive assertion that the 
grounds of the Tioga Athletic Associa- 
tion had been sold , and as a consequence 
the new cycle track I'uined, prided them- 
selves upon the "scoop," but the rumor 
— and it was on'y a rumor — has not yet 
been verified. The entire tract of some 
forty acres belongs to an estate and can- 
not be sold for several years without the 
consent of all the heirs. H. R. Schrack, 
the big builder, who owns a great deal 
of property in the vicinity, has been try- 
ing to buy the property for a number of 
years, but when interviewed by officials 
of the T. A . A. stated frankly that, while 
anxious to purchase the ground, he had 

■no reason to believe that there was any 

present likelihood of - accompli. shing his 
object. The association managers know 
prett\^ Avell how affairs stand, and have 
no fear of any troidtle whatever. The 
track and grounds will be continVially 
improved, with the ultimate object of 
making it one of the finest in the country. 

Mayor Stuart was mic of the guests at 
the Zimmerman lianijuci; Aug. 3, and in 
responding to a toast Kaid, among other 
things: "I am proud to say that I come 
from a city which has the reputation of 
having the cheekiest and most nervy bi- 
cycle riders in the country. Some time 
Huice, when a mild suggestion, was made 
that they should carry lamps and bells 
throngh the streets, they, after liaving in 
the meantime ran over and killed several 
people and also knocked a. locomotive off 
its track, held a n)eeting and decided 
that if peoiile did not want to get hurt 
they (the people) should be compelled to 
carry lamps in order that the wheelmen 
coidd see them at niglit." Mr. Stuart 
also, in the course of his remarks, refer- 
red to the Lord Mayors cup, avou by 
Zimmerman, and this set one of the 
cheeky Pliiladelpliians present to think- 
ing. After the supper was over Mr. 
Stuart was approached by Mr. O. S. Bun- 
nell, who. after apologizing for his n(nve, 
asked the mayor if he did not think it 
would be a nice thing for the mayor of 
Philadelphia to follow the example of 
his English lordship. The mayor was 
inclined to treat the matter facetiously 
at first, but— w ell. to make a long stoiy 
short, the Park Avenue Wheelmen will 
offer a handsome and valuable silver urn 
at their meet Sept. 24. 

The latest proposal is a team road race 
between Philadeli^hia and Wilmington 
riders. Whether it will be brought 
about or not is a matter only of conjec- 
ture. The riders of each place excell on 
different roads, and it might be some- 
what difficult to select a neutral course. 
Pall Beravyn. 

Portland, Me., Aug. 5.— Considerable 
interest is being felt over the match road 
race of E. H. Gargan, of Portland, and 
John G. Lawrence, of Saco. This race 
is the result of one July 4, when Gargan 
beat Lawrence about 350 feet and over- 
coming a lead in the last three miles of 
about a half mile. The race will be run 
over the same course for a $'^0 gold 
watch, and other races will be held at 
the same date. Lawrence holds the 
Maine mile championship. 

The cycle business in this section for 
the last two or t^iree weeks has been very 
quiet, but the indications are that it will 
be much better for the next few weeks, 
as there is a growing interest among new 
riders now that pneumatic tires are a go. 
With the exception of one agent in this 
city no cushion tires of any account are 
reported sold, ninety -five per cent of the 
trade bemg in pneuma tics. There is a 
strong probability that the Portland 
Wheel Club will disband and go in a 
body to the new athletic club which is 
being formed; and if it is a success, which 
now seems assured, it will be a gre&t 
thing for the sjjbrt in this city, as it has 
upwards of 600 applications fur member- 
ship. The Referee is the first of the 
bicycle papers to reach this city, arriving 
here always Monday on the fii-st mail 
and some times Saturday night. 

Forest City. 

Buffalo, Aug. 8 —There has been 
very little of importance done this past 
week of special interest to the cyclist. 
Many of the wheel clubs have had their 
regular monthly meetings, and others 
have transacted business of more or less 
importance. At its regular monthly 
meeting, the Wanderers Bicycle Club 
accepted the resignation of the Buse 
brothers, who were at the same time ac- 

cepted as members of the Ramblers Bi- 
cycle Club, The Wanderers will give a 
road race for its members on Saturday, 
and will enfleavor to have an interest- 
ing event, This club is etill holding 
forth in its old <|uarters on Fillmore 
avenue, and although there has been 
and is considerable talk about "getting 
rooms up town," nothing has been done, 
nor is it at all likely will be done till the 
chilly blasts of cold winter are upon us. 
There are such peculiar ideas of east 
and side west side here, that to be pop 
ular and a go you must be centrally lo- 
cated and on the west side or nearly so. 
This idea, though popular, is not always 
correct and we do not see why the Wan- 
derers cannot be as prosperous in one 
place as in another. But we understand 
tliat an effort will be made to secure a 
favorable up-town location. At its last 
i-egular outing this club, the Wanderers, 
took thirteen of its members over to 
Ridgeway, about twelve miles from Buf- 
falo, where a most delightful day was 
spent. The destination was a certain 
farm hou«e where ample provision, in 

the shape of iced b r, cigars, ice 

cream, cold chicken and otiier dainties 
had been prepared for the boys, and it is 
not necessary to add that the boys 
showed Iheir appreciation by doing jus- 
tice to what was placed before them. 
The anr.ual dip in the lake was indulged 
in, and a more satisfied lot oi boys could 
not be found when the good-byes were 

The Ramblers Bicvcle Club, with the 
Tonawanda Bicj^cle Club as its guest, 
on Saturday night took a boat, a great 
big boat, too and had a stag party, and 
went somewhere, just where we don't 
know, and we have heard that they had 
a good time; a right loyal good time, 
just as they always do, but we were 
given to understand that there was to be 
nothing said about it, so we regret that 
we cannot be more explicit. Now, for 
the life of us, we cannot see why the 
scheme and the enjoyable time was kept 
so dark, but we suppose there was a 
goo i reason for it. 

The near future has two very grand 
banquets in store for us, and one of 
them will be an event of the season, 
the supper given in honor of Zimmer- 
man. That it will be the success of 
the season goes without comment from 
the fact that the Ramblers B. C. will 
have its active men upon the committee. 
Tne other will be given to the wheel- 
men, delegates from the several wheel- 
ing clubs who go to make up the Buf- 
falo Cycling Exposition Association. 
This will be tendered them by the man- 
ager of the fair, G. M. Robinson, and we 
trust that the boys will have a most en- 
joyable time. WiLLiE Dunn. 

St. Louis, Aug. 8.— The Retail Grocers' 
Association held its annual picnic ye.s- 
terday at the fair grounds, and among 
the athletic events were two bicycle 
races, a one-mile novice and a two-mile 
handicap. The track, as usual, had not 
been prepared in any way for the races, 
and a hard rain the night l^efore had not 
helped matters. Cal M. Rosborough, of 
the Cycling Club, won the novice in 3:31 
1-4, with J. M. McDanie's second. The 
two-mile handicap was won by Will 
Lang, of the Cycling Club, from the 150 
yard mark, with Charles Bowman, 150 
yards, second. Will Cox started on 
scratch, but on account of the poor 
track was not able to catch his men. 
These two races lost fully two-thirds of 
their entries on account of the track. 

The principal topic among wheelmen 
is the trip to Quincy next Saturday night 
on the steamer Gem City. Quite a large 
number of men have already handed in 
their names, and as the open-hearted 
hospitality of the Quincy boys is well 

known, the trip is pretty sure to be a big- 

George M. Wilder, of the Cycling 
Club, is hard at work on his latest fad, 
and it promises to be a big success, tlis 
idea is a military cycle corjjs, and it is 
understood that the gentlemen in charge 
at Jefferson Barracks have promised 
their assistance. The principal part of 
the programme is a ti'ip fr'^m .Jefferson 
Barracks to Ball win and return, a dis- 
tance of sixty miles over hilly roads. 
Ihe squad of wheelmen must start to- 
gether and finish together at the Bar- 
racks. It is not to be a scorch, as fifty 
to sixty miles is considered a good 
forced mar<!h for ca valry to cover in a. 
day, and all the wheeln^en want to do is 
to demonstrate that bicycles can do this 
work just as well, if not better, than 
horses. The local riders are very enthu- 
siastic over the a If air. 

R. ri. Laing, John A . Weaver and R. 
N. Sanders are touring through the coun- 
try around Denver this week, and inteml 
to tackle the coast down Piije's Peak be- 
fore they return. 

Peoria, Aug. 9.— The Y. M. C. A, 
Bicvcle Club will hold a road race on or 
about Sept. 1. The club has a member- 
ship of about fifty, all active members. 
They are very nicely fixed financially, 
and the membership is rapidly increas- 
ing. All the bicycle houses in the city 
have promised to give them a prize for 
the race, and its success is thereby as 

The Peoria Bicycle C'lub will ride to 
Henry on the 21st of this month, at 
which point they will meet a party of 
Chicago tourists. Both parties will 
then ride to Chillicothe. ^ All the mem- 
bers in the club are requested to turn 
out and swell the list to a good round 

At the last regular meeting of the 
Peoria Bicycle Club the constitution was 
revised, and the reguUr. monthly dues 
will now be |1.25 in place of $1 as 
heretofore. After January the initia- 
tion fee will be $10, and the gentlemen 
who want to belong to the Peoria Bi- 
cycle Club after hat time will have to 
be the owners of and riders of wheels. 

Fred Patee is home on the sick list. 

A number of Canton, 111., tourists, on 
their way to Chillicothe, stopped over 
in Peoria last Sunday. The P. B. C. 
threw open its doors to the tourists and 
endeavored to make their stay in the 
city a pleasant one. They were indeed 
a jolly lot, and the latch string of the 
Peoria club house will always be hung 
on the outside for them. Laurel. 

Milwaukee, Aug. 8. — Tippecanoe 
Lake, situated about four miles from 
Milwaukee's business centre, presented 
an appearance last Saturday evening 
which will long be remembered by those 
fortunate enough to be present. The 
lake is an artificial one, and although 
miniature in size is exceedingly beauti- 
ful. All around the shore were sus- 
pended Chinese lanterns, while the 
dancing pavilion was strikingly illum- 
inated by almost every conceivable 
shape of lantern manufactui-ed. A brass 
and string band discoursed music for 
entertainment and dancing, while those 
who enjoyed aquatic sports availed them- 
selves of the numerous boats at hand. 
It was the summer night's festival of the 
Milwaukee Wheelmen, and was partici- 
pated in by 100 members and their lady 
friends. The members assembled at the 
club room and were provided with 
Chinese lanterns, and the run to the 
lake took the form of a lantern parade. 

There is a remarkable activity in Ra- 
cine bicycle circles since Hueffner won 
the Milwaukee road race. It is reported 
that they have arranged a road race 


f r-oni Tvenoslia to Racine, bnt have taken 
Llie proeantion of limiting the entries to 
Itacine wlieelmen. Tlie ev'ent will no 
doubt tmd iu heiug a purely local affair, 
find will ereate no stir outside of Racine. 

The Comet Cycling Club at its last 
meeting decided to secure new quarters 
and fit them up in first-class style. 

John Reitzner, of the Reitzner-Pritch- 
ard Cycle Company, who distinguished 
himself so well in the Milwaukee i-oad 
ra.ce, is playing in hard luck. He in- 
tended entering the Parkside races, but 
wlJlliavc to poslpoue it now until next 
year. On Wednesday last he received 
notification of his suspension for sixty 
days from the league for riding a race 
on Sunday. 

The schedule of the Milwaukee Wheel- 
men for the month of August is as fol- 
lo^rs: Sunday, 14th, Sam. sharp, 
"Cooney," thirty-three miles; Sunday, 
Bis*-, 8 a. m., basket picnic to Donge's 
Grrove, ten miles. Colonel Andrae will 
furnish the ham won in the Mlvvaukee 
road race, and General Seward will 
furnish the bread, etc. Sunday, 28th, 
8 a. m. Cedar Lake, .Jack Royal. 

Canton, 111., Aug. 8 —The Canton 
Cycle Club is in the throes of reorganiza 
tron, and about thirty men will form the 
new club. Canton has an elegant half- 
mile irack that is free to local wheelmen 
when not in use by the horsemen. An- 
d' rson, Perkens, Dean, Plattburg, Heald, 
Stevens, Gaulbault, Myers and others 
train nightly. Anderson and Plattburg 
for the mile, and Heale for the longer 
distance, are the fastest men. 

Sid Stevens attends the conclave at 
Denver and will return across country on 
a wheel. 

A. H. Overman has a namesake at 
Canton in Albert H. Overman, his 
nepliew, a member of Canton C. C. 

The Peorians dined at Washington 
Sunday, ihe Slst, with Meade of the 
Humber-Rover Company as a guest, 
Meade anathematized those Peoria roads 
as the toughest he had seen. 


Club News and Notes, J'ersoital Oossip 
and lutereating J*arayraphs. 

B. G. Printz, of Springfield, O. , passed 
through Chicago avvlieel last week, on 
his way to Dixon, III. 

J. Petstyle has resigned as presideinfc of 
the Plzen Cycling Club, and F, Liska 
has been elected to the vacancy . 

J. C. StaiT's resignation as captain was 
laid on the table bj'- the Englewood Cy- 
cHng Club, and it refuses to accept it. 

The Ravenswood Cycling Club is giv- 
ing ladies' nights Avith dancing and re- 
freshments eveiy Wednesday evening. 

When Taylor's new record for the 
mile was made known to R. D. Garden, 
he rubbed his hands and exclaimed, 

Captain Walter Bray of the iEolus 
club left for Wisconsin on Tuesday to 
recuperate from a four weeks' attack of 
typhoid fever. 

The Plzen Cycling Club runs for Au- 
gust are, 14, Irving Park; 21, Schutze 
Park; 28, Riverside. In September the 
club goes to St. Joe. 

By Aug. 15 the Columbia Wheelmen 
will be in their new club house at 311 
West Division street, built for them this 
summer at an expense of $30,000. 

W. C. Thorne returned last week from 
Oconomowoc, where he has been since 
the Washington meet, ridding himself 
of the effects of Washington water. 

Sam Danziger, one of the famous Big 
Four party of g. o. o. days, seeks a part- 
ner for a two weeks' tota-, beginning 
August 14. Mr. Danziger may be found 
at the Tribune office. 

One hundred members of the Cuiiun- 
bia Wheelmen attended the stag fiicnic 
at Franklin Park Sunday last, spending 
tlie day in athletic sports, boating, fish- 
ing, swimming, and at the well-laden 
tables of good things from the club 
house larder. Most of the party wheeled 
it out while others went out in the bus. 

TJiese annual stag affairs of the Colum- 
bia Wlieelmen are enjoyable, and could 
l>e co])ied to advantage by other local 

Wesley Reedy, of Ottawa. 111., is in 
Chicago, probably to stay. Reedy was a 
prominent worker at tlie division meet 
held at Ottawa, but has been on the 
road constantly ever since. 

The Lake View Cj'cling Club gives a 
party on the pretty lawn of its club 
property Aug. li). A platform will be 
erected for dancing, and refreshments 
v\ ill be served throughout the evening. 

E. J. Righter, of Lincoln, Neb., one of 
that state's most prominent wheelmen, 
stopped over in Cliicago last Thursday. 
Mr. Righter spent two months in San 
Francisco, and was on his Avay to New 
York for a six months' visit. 

In the absence of Chief Consul Ger- 
ould, Secretary-Treasurer White gave 
instnictions to C. R. Francis, of this 
city, to take the case of Joe D. Guinea 
and C. W. Piatt, and to sue the Cicero 
policemen who clubbed Guinea and ar- 
rested Piatt. 

W. H. McCormick, of the Buffalo 
Press Club, was a visitor of G. W. Cus- 
man last week. Mr. McCormick states 
that his club is the gTeat Buffalo club. 
They may ask for the L. A, W. meet of 
1894, but he can not say, Baltimore is 
their opponent. 

P. W. Yoos, of this city, returned 
from Denver and Pike's Peak on Satur- 
day. He saw Mr.s. Candy start on her 
perilous trip down the peak, and de- 
clares it a suicidal attempt. She bound 
her M. & W. tire with felt a quarter of 
an inch thick, and wound tire tape 
around that. 

The north side has another cycling 
club, the North Chicago Wheelmen. 
This organization was formed July 1, 
wdth twenty-seven charter members, 
and now has eighty odd enrolled. The 
club has in prospect a house at 1717 Bel- 
mont avenue. The officers for the ensu- 
ing year are as follows: President, A, 

G. King; vice- (iresident, George Davi-sc 
secretary, Zilach; treasurer. IjCydeii: 
captain, J. Ullrich; first lieutenant, J. 
Schoenberg; second lieutenant, L. Rtraut*- 
ser. The dues are ,|1.50, or |1 when 
paid by the first of the month. 

Illinois club runs for August are: Aug. 
7, Wheeling; 31, St. Joe, and 28, Ottawa. 
On the latter run tlie party leaves the 
club house at 3:30 Saturday afternoon, 
stopping over night at Joliet and reach- 
ing Ottawa Sun<lay in time for a trij) to 
Starved Rock, Deer Park and the many 
beautiful canons of this region. 

Chicago has seven cycling clubs in the 
Y. M. C. A. These the South Chicago 
Y. M. C. A. Cycling Club entertained at 
a banquet this week, Thursday evening, 
and later escorted through the rolhng 
mills. The seven organizations are the 
Madison Street, Medical, German, Ra- 
venswood, California Avenue, and Engle- 

The Lincoln Cychng Club's lam card 
for the months of August, Septamber 
and October indicates the long distance 
nature of the club's riders. Over a dozen 
long i-uns are scheduled, most of them 
centuries. The runs are to every avail- 
able point aroiuid the city. Aug. 7, 
century, Fox Lake: Aug. 14, century, 
Lake Zurich and fifteen miles on boule- 
vard; Aug. 21, centmy, ojien; Aug. 27 
and 28, Waukesha; Sept. 4, century, 
fourth annual souvenir; Sept, 11, Fort 
Sheridan; Sept. 18, century, Joliet; Sept. 
2-5, ladies' run; Oct. 2, century, Milwau- 
kee to Chicago, train up Saturday night; 
Oct. 9, century, Elgin course; Oct. 16, 
century, Wheeling and Waukegan; Oct. 
23, century, open; Oct. 30, finale, cen- 
tuiy, Elgin course. The Lincoln's an- 
nual road race occurs Aug, 30, entries 
closing Aug, 13, The annual ti-ack 
championships will probably occur 

Aug, 37 


The Detroit Wheelmen held a lantern 
parade Monday nigtt. On the same 
evening the Wheeling (W. Va.) Cyclers 
had a big parade. 







Outlook for Jfiext Season. 
Tlie frightful heat has taken the place 
of till? June rains, and the bicyclist 
feels the one as much as the other 
aod will not ride. Furthermore, he will 
not buy, and so 1892 is evidently going 
to rank with 1891 as a disastrous year 
for the trade. The failure of a big Phila- 
delphia house will be widely felt, and 
many small houses may go down in the 
crash, while one or two English manu- 
facturers may find it difficult to keep 
above water. 1 also understand that a 
Chicago manufacturer of some note has 
closed his doors, and there are rumors 
that anotljer is in a bad way. All this 
trouble is the perfectly legitimate out- 
come of the foolish business policy that 
seems to be the style in the cycle trade. 
Credits, discounts, prices and integrity 
have none of them been respected, but 
every man has built and sold to suit him- 
self , and always with the idea that bis 
profits were going to be so large that loss 
was not to be taken into account. 

The bicycle business is in a bad way, a 
vcrjr bad way ; there is ruin in the air. 
The market is glutted with machines of 
all grades; public confidence is impaired, 
and the World's Fair takes place next 
next year ! T fear that this very simple 
soitencc means a good deal more than 
appears on the snrface. The World's 
Fair may be a good thing for the coun'ry; 
in my humble opinion, however, the re 
verse will be true. The amount of money 
that will be drained from the small 
cities and the country, and deposited in 
(_'hieago in the hands of railroads, hotel 
people, amusement establishments and 
saloons will play particular whack with 
the bicycle business, and many another 
business, t30, I am afraid. That the con- 
centration of vast crowds, and enormous 
sums of money in one place, is not con- 
ducive to general prosperity I thinic can 
be easily proved by reference to the 

financial reports after the fair in Lon- 
don, Philadelijlua, New Orleans and 
Paris, and we all know that special lines 
of trade always suffer first "ind greatest. 
It is tlierefore with very great forebod- 
ings that I at least look forward to '93. 

There has never been a time in the 
history of the trade when, at this season 
of the year, there was such stagnation as 
is exhibited just now. Business is abso- 
lutely at a stand-still. Right in the midst 
of what should and what always has 
been the busy season, dealers are over- 
stocked and buyers are absolutely nil. 
Some are living on hope and trusting 
that the fall will bring trade, which 
hope, it seems to me, is misplaced. Some 
are living on the leniency of their credi- 
tors and may close at any moment, while 
the makers, poor devils, are (juaking in 
their boots and wondering how they shall 
weather through the "cool and cruel 
winter. La Cote Mal Taile. 

The New Howe Coiuintj. 

It more than probable that Stephen 
Golder and a sample TSTew Howe machine 
will be in America by the first day of 
next month, for he is to sail on the 20th 
inst. from Liverpool. The New Howe 
has ])robably lieconie better known than 
any wheel on the market in the length 
of time it has been out. It is, ujKXues- 
tionnbly, a splendid wheel, and it has 
been advertised in a very thorough man- 
ner. The New Howe is very Uke the 
Humber; at any rate it takes awfully 
well It scores everywhere. Arthur 
Du Cros lowered the Irish half-mile to 
1:09 4-5 on a New Howe, and the Man- 
chester Center N. C. U. championship 
for fifty miles also went to a New Howe 
rider. It has recently v\ on races at the 
Isle of Man, Clyde, Leeds and other 
pla<:'es in Scotland nnd northern Eng- 

UroTce the ISlgin-JLxirora Record. 

Charlie Cutting claims to have broken 
the Elgin-Aurora record Sunday, doing 
the distance in 7:56, seventeen minutes 
inside Uibrecht's record of 8:15 made 
last year. Cutting started on the Cook 
County Wheelmen's century run, left the 
parties early and reached Aurora at 8:35 
and Chicago at 11 :56. The roads were 
horrible, and Cutting says almost un- 
rideable in places. Sixty started the 
ride and owing to accidents but thirty 
finished, most of them by 6 o'clock. 
Preident Graham fell at Naperville and 
was forced to ride in, using but one 
pedal, but finishing. The finishers were, 
C. D. Cutting, W. F. Pieronnet, W. M. 
Shumway, P. H. Green, H. Misbach, F. 
W. Osmun, W. A. Thompson, Boxley, 
A. G. Moore, Foster, J. Hrach, R. C. 
Craigie, J. E. Dickinson, Salvage, R. 
F. Claik, Reinhardt, C. Grundseth, 
Holdthaefer, Ed Grundseth, Verhoeven, 
Ed. Furner, W, E. Skinner, W. L. Whit- 
son, Frankenthal, R. Renter, Fred How- 
ard, W. Montross, C. E. Graham, G. E. 
Moshier, James Levy. 

Cycle liuces nt Summer lienortfi. 
One would think that the popular sea- 
side summer resorts with their vast fun- 
seeking population would be able to 
offer the best of inducements for the 
holding of successful j-ace meetings, yet 
with poor tracks, notwithstanding an 
abiuidance of material c;losc at hand 
with which to build cheaply the finest in 
the land, and with seemingly no compe- 
tent .management to take charge of a 
tournament, the seaside visitors are left 
to while away their idle moments with 
wild west shows, base ball matches and 
occasional athletic tournaments. Asbury 
Park is a notable exception in this mat- 
ter, and with a fine track and a wide- 
awake rlnb has held and will on Friday 
and Saturday of this week again give 

first-class sport, with valuable prizes to 
attract the fast men. Long Branch is 
too much addicted to horse racing to 
take nnich interest in such matters, but 
at some of the other resorts a cycle meet 
would be a profitable venture if jM'operly 
managed. A venturesome young man 
at Atlantic City, one of the largest re- 
sorts on the coast, recently made an at- 
tempt to run a series of race meetings 
but ai^partntly having not the slightest 
idea how to conduct the same secured an 
audience of only 200 people at his first 
venture, and having scarcely any entries 
was compelled to ask several wheelmen 
spending their vacation there to ride in 
order to help him out. This ended the 

Another fellow, at Cape May, had a 
laudable scheme of which he gave one 
week's notice, that of having races, a 
parade, drill, etc., with cash prizes to 
the clubs taking tlie largest uunibt r of 
men down. As he failed to offer any 
prizes whatever for the races, no notice 
was taken of his proposal by 
anyone, and the great event was called 
off with less notice than it was an- 

It is seldom the case that there is a 
strong club at any seaside town, but 
there is a splendid opportunity for some 
first-class hustler to step in and furnisli 
good amusement and make a neat profit 
at one and the same time. 

JioomJ'vr trork. 

B. V, White, secretary-treasurer of 
the Illinois division, has been taking a 
list of cyclists who do not belong to the 
league in Illinois. He has a list com- 
pleted as far as possible outside of Chi- 
cago, and has between 5,000 and 6,000 
names enrolled. Verily a great chance 
for mipsionary work among the heathen 
in this locality. 


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Knstern, Race Notes. 

Mauager Bowoden.of the Raleigh coni- 
l>an.y, left New York Saturday night iu 
company with Zimmerman for Hamil- 
ton, Ont., where the latter raced Mon- 
ilay. Mr. Bowden will visit his two 
(siKters in Buffalo while in that region. 

Zimmerman looked tired and com- 
|)letely run ont after the tinishes at As- 
Inuy Park laces last Saturday, being 
iH)mi)letely exhausted after one finish 
wit) I Taylor, which makes many think 
that he is getting stale. Zimmerman is 
a glutton for work and would do well to 
leave many of the handicaps alone. 

C. Fred Coope, of the ^Common Sense 
J^icycle Comi^any, of Philadelphia, is 
undoubtedly as fine a safety trick rider 
as there is in America. His perform- 
ances at Philadelphia and Asbury Park 
races on the Common Sense Hickory 
wheel surprised even Dan Canary. In 
his travels for the company Coope fre- 
quently gives exhibitions in public 
places free. 

Tykir is resting af; his home, Highlaud- 
ville, Mass., ami Berlo, Boyland Smith 
and othei-s are keeping out of Jitnmy's 
way. Windle is training, and we might 
see all of them together at Springfield. 
One thing seems certain, and that it will 
remain for either Tyler or Windle to 
lower Zimmerman's colors. If neither 
of the former can do it, why, then the 
Jersey "skeetei-" will he boss of the 

Taxis lookeil completely otf at Ashury 
Park, and lie stated to aBEFEREE man 
that he had been dancing aud swimming 
more than training. George (or ' 'River- 
side") Smith, Elliott Mason's protege, 
rode well, and is a Avonderfully plucky 
and well-built young man. Carl Hess, 
of the M. A. C. — he of the bi-eechlet — 
rode v<-ith a dash that surprised every- 
body, and the yotmg man from Ger- 

many is ])retty speedy. George Taylor 
gave Zimmy a terrible race in the ((uar- 
ter, and Asa Windle's push . came iu 
handy in giving George a decided lead 
at the start. Of course Taylor was 
favored with the inside position, but 
Zimmy rode lopped on lijs side, not los- 
ing a bit more ground than he could 
help, and what a jump he made on the 
straight! It was a great finish; Taylor 
sat up about live yards from the finish, 
stating he thought he had crossed. Tay- 
lor, as a rule, don't make excuses for 
defeat, but if he had hustled a bit more 
he would have beaten Zimmeriiian, who 
was completely exhausted at the finish, 
and it was only run by a foot. 

The writer likes to hear from George 
Lacy Hillier at all times, and when Hil- 
lier speaks he generally says something- 
worth listening to; bu*" when ''Jurge" 
pretends that he knows nothing of the 
festive "bookey" on English racing- 
paths, he is and has been shutting his 
eyes at nearly every important cycle 
race meeting in England for years. 
Why, at the Alexandria Park juldlee 
tournament at London in 1887, the 
writer, wh(j was present, counted four- 
teen book makers who were yelling 
their ' 'odds" and doing a fair business. 
It was right at the club house entrance, 
too, andGeorge Lacy Hillier was a judge 
at that meeting. I'm afraid our friend 
across the water is preLcndiiig blindness 
iu his devotion to the pure amateurism 
and the lively corpse, jnakers amateur- 
ism. I woidd recomnicndthe editorial 
of Prial of three columns iu length in 
this week's Wheel as au antidote for 
blindness to G. L. H. If there eveT was 
a pure amateur and true sportsman, 
Hilliei' is the man: but you commenced 
when the game was young, Mr. Hillier, 
and manufacturers few. Times change, 
speed commands pi'ice, and lack of speed 
at critical times receives reward from an 

English book-ruaker. The chances of 
corruption, when men race outright for 
"the stiff," will be less than they are at 
present. They will try the cash system 
last of all iu England, like all other, or 
nearly all otlur great things first tried 
and approved of on this side. Australia 
says cash is a success, and the charge 
that it has produced ro})ing is unfounded 
and contradicted by boh Australian 
press and public. Morgan. 

A JUret for St. Johns, Mich. 
St. .Johnp, Mich., Aug. 8— Prepara- 
tions are being made for the meet of the 
St. Johns Wheelmen, Thursday, Sept. 8. 
The programme and prize list will be out 
in a few days, and it is the intention of 
the boys to far surpass all previous 
efforts. Those who attended our meets 
in 1888 and 1890 know what that means. 
We have splendid athle.ic grounds and 
the best quarter-mile bicycle track in the 
state. Work on the track is progressing 
finely and it will be kept in the best of 
condition. The prizes offered will at- 
tract the llyers, and some good time is 
confidently looked for. Marshall, that 
"St. Johns farmer," is in training and is 
beginning to show up some of his old- 
time form, Mhich carried him to the 
f rt/iit two or three years ago. His record 
in the Ann A rbor-Ypsilanti-Saline road 
race of 1889 still holds for the course. 
His jolly good-nature has won for him 
many friends who rejoice to again see 
him on the path. 

Comluy Events at Rochester, 
Rochester, August 9.— On Labor Day 
the Ramblers' Bicycle, Club will hold a 
tournament at the Driving Park. There 
will be a large list of elegant prizes to be 
awarded in the following events: One- 
mile, novice, club members only (safety); 
one-mile, safety, open; two-mile, handi- 
cap, safety, club members; half-mile, 

safety, open; one-mile, club-champwn- 
ship, safety; one-mile, safety, city cham- 
pionship; three-nii'e team race, 0|)en to 
Rochester clubs; one -mile lap rMV, 
open to all men on grounds. 

Sometime in September the Geni.sso 
Bicycle Club will conduct a road race 
from Buffalo to Rochester, Many at- 
tempts have been made to hold a race 
over this course, made memorable by the 
big rac • of October 22, 1889, when the 
hical riders almost exterminated the 
Buffalo boys. Prizes tempting enough 
for the best riders in the state will be 
offered, and every effort will be made to 
make the contest even greatex than the 
one in the snow storm of '89. 

There is a probability that the Lake 
Views and Genesses will run a joint 
tournament here some time in Septem- 
ber. If the project is carried through it 
will mean one of the best meetings of 
he year. Panhandle. 

Holbein's Jiig lioad Jtecoril. 

On Wednesday the Coventry Machin- 
ists' Company received acablegram from 
Coventry, stating that Holbein had rid- 
den 359 miles in twentj'-four hours on 
the road, breaking the previous record 
by twenty-three miles. lie rode a 

lliiitliyr and irilevi/ troii All. 
V- i.drtltoii, liid , liMd a small .sized 
tournament hist week Thursday. F. E. 
Hunter won (he mile race iii 3:43 3-5, 
closely followed by Ullery and E. P. 
Roll, of Indianapolis, In the two-mile 
race Ullery won with ease 111 5:59 2-">, 
his closest contestant being Frank Horn- 
idy of Anderson. The four mile race 
was won by Hunter, wiih G. A Kirkle, 
of Richmond, second. Lester McFaugh 
of Pendleton w^on the Madison County 
half-mile race in 1 :22 l-o. 


Zimmerman Wins JErerythlng. 

Asbury Park, one of the best-known 
New Jersey summer resorts, is a great 
place, The drinking water is bad, the 
beach is dangerous, no one is permitted 
to bathe on Sunday after!) a. m., and 
the sale of liquor is prohibited at all 
times. Still, thousands of people live 
there during the heated term and are 
presumably happy. The place is popu- 
larly supposed to belong to a gentleman 
by the name of Bradley, familiarly 
known as "Founder" Bradley, who, 
having at one time owned nearly the en- 
tire town, sold such portions as he felt 
disposed to different parties, with the 
restriction that they should never do 
anything which he considered objection- 
able. Fortunately, bicycle riding and 
racing were not included in this class; 
but even if they had been it would have 
made but little difference this week, as 
Proprietor Bradley stepped down and out, 
and the whole place— hotels, boardwalks, 
beach and ocean — belonged by general 
consent to Arthur A. Zimmerman. Ever 
since he was landed last week from the 
deck of the Stiver Stream he has been 
the observed of all observers; nothing 
has been too good for him; no one else 
has been mentioned. Ladies stop talking 
fashions to turn and look at him on the 
street; every wagon, every cart, every 
horse-car, every fence has " Zimmy" 
plastered on its side, and those who are 
not up in cycling are at a loss to know — 
as Mayor Stuart of Philadelphia said at 
the Coleman house banquet — " whether 
it is a tooth wash, a cough syrup, or 
something new in the wild west show 
business." Not only is Zimmy here, but 
Zimmy's father, his mother and his train- 
er, Joe McDermott, also— and Mr. Brad- 
ley is forgotten by everyone. 

The Asbury Park wheelmen area hust- 
ling crowd and know well the effect that 
the presence of their fa^^orite rider would 
have. A fine three-lap track, commodi- 
ous grand stand and good prizes drew 
forth both audience and talent, although 
the familiar faces of Tyler and Berlo 
were absent. A goodly number of 
prominent wheelmen were present to 
witness the "American speed merchant's" 
first reappearance, amongst whom were 
Joe and Harry Goodman of Hartford; 
Bunnell, Crowtber, Frank Egan, G. 
Carleton Brown (referee second day), F. 
Z. C. Martin, Dr. T. N. Gray, Samuel 
Clark, Kluze, George At water, George 
D. Gideon, S. Wallis Merrihew, D. E. 
Miller. F. P. Prial, J. J. Prialand "Sena- 
tor" Morgan. 


Zimmerman made his first appearance 
in the fourth event of the day, the sec- 
ond heat of the one-mile, handicap, 
starting from scratch with G. W. Coffin, 
120 yards; H. Hawthorn, 160 yards; J. 
Blake, 165 yards; W. J, Mooney, 180 
yards; N. H. Mooney, 180 yards; W. J. 
Blake, 180 yards; PaulGrosch, 120 yards; 
H. B. Martin, 170 yards; L. D. Dexter, 
160 yards, and F. C. Doup, 180 yards. 
Before starting for the track he evidently 
had no desire to ride, and said that he was 
gomg to do it as a favor to the club. The 
audience was waitingfor him 4,000 strong 
and when he came out in the same off- 
hand, careless way, regardless of every- 
one, as of old, there went up a mighty 

cheer, which was repeated again and 
again as the band quickly started to play 
"Yankee Doodle." He wore the Asburv 
Park Wheelmen's colors exclusively, 
and feeling carefully of his tires mounted 
in hia old lumbering position. At the 
crack of the pistol he got off well, al 
though, apparently, a hit nervous and 
evidently anxious to win. On the fits' 
lap he had made some headway, but i ot 
enough to arouse any great enthunasm. 
but on the biokstretch he began to pick 
up his men slowly On the second lap he 
was half vvav through the field, and en- 
tering the straight on the finish sped 
away from them all, although Grosh 
made an effort to keep first position. 
Then, while audience, press, track offi- 
cials and police went wild with enthusi- 
asm, he dismounted and disappeared 
once more into the dressing room. He 
did not start in the 'final, as it came di- 
rectly after the finish of the mile, open. 

His next appearance was in the team 
race, where he had an easy thing in win- 
ning first on each lap: but his presence 
was not sufficient to make the home 
team a winner. The event of the day 
was the one-mUe, scratch, with prizes 
for the laps and Zimmerman, Hess, G. 
0. Smith, Taylor, Munger and Mulliken 
for starters. "Kiverside" Smith set out 
for the first lap prize, which he took 
without opposition, Carl Hess coming up 
and capturing the second, Zimmerman 
and Taylor riding together twenty yards 
back. Then up came the .Jerseyman 
with a rush, passing all and making his 
own pace. Taylor following at fifteen 
yards. Around they went, faster and 
faster, into the stretch, Zimmy constantly 
increasing his lead and evidently run- 
ning Tavlor clear off his legs, won with 
thirty yards to spare and not looking 
back until he crossed the tape. This 
spurt was nearly one-third of a mile in 

His fourth race was a two-mile, handi- 
cap, for New Jersey riders only, in which 
Paul Grosh and Coffin made a fight for 
place, but in which the champion once 
more distinguished himself. Munger 
has added a doll's bonnet to his already 
outlandish rig, and was greeted by the 
band with " Where did You Get that 
Hat?" He met with no success, being 
evidently again out of shape. 

Following is the summary: 

One-mile, novice— F. Stone, W. W,, 1; E. Mont- 
gomery, Windsor Locks, 3; time, 2:44 2-5. 

One-mile, handicap, first heat— A. B. Hich, ~0 
yards, 1 ; Carl Hess, 60 yards, 2; H. C. Wheeler, 
65 yards, 3; time, 2:22 1-5. 'So scratch men rode. 

Second lieat— A. A. Zimmerman, A. P. W., 
scratch, 1 ; Paul Grosh, 2: George W. CoiHn, :3; 
time, 2:261-5. 

Third heat— J. R. Hazleton, 70 yards, 1 ; H. Wat- 
son, 120 yards, 3; J. H. Draper, 70 yards, 3. Mun- 
ger. scratch. 

Final heat— Hess, 60 yards, 1; Grosh, 2; Rich, 
70 yards, 3; time, 2:29 S-.i. 

Two-mile, handicap— H. C. Wheeler, 100 yards, 
1; Carl Hess, 100 yards, 2; A. T. Himrlchs, 280 
yai-ds, 8; time, 5:03. No scratch men, Munger 30 

One-mile, team— Orange Athletic Club, eighty- 
six points, 1 * Asbury ParkWlieelmen, eighty-four 
points, 2. 

One-mile, 2:50 class— G. C. Smith, R. W., 1; A. 
B. Waters, Brooklyn, 2; ^H. Bonum, K. C. W., 8; 
time. 2:45 2-5. 

One-mile, scratch — ^A. A.Zimmerman, IjGreorge 
F. Taylor, 2; Carl Hess, 3; time, 3:31 1-5. Ten 

One-mile, 2:40 clasis— Paul Grosch, 0. W.j 1; A. 
H. H. Rogers, M. C. W„ 3; G. B. Walters, Brook- 
Ijm, 3; time, 3:01. Seven starters. 

Two-mile, handicap — A. A. Zimmerman, 1; G. 
W. Coffin, 2: time, 5:06 2-5. 


On the second day the crowd was 

equally large, but the suspense was over. 
There seemed to be no doubt on the part 
of anyone that Zimmy would continue 
to win, and in one instance some carried 
the enthusiasm to the extension of cheer- 
ing Zimmerman and hisbing Taylor; but 
it was promptly sat upon by the balance. 
In the one-mile, safety handicap, there 
were twenty two starters, with Zimmer- 
man, Munger and Taylor on scratch. 
Munger sot out for the field at the start, 
and on the second lap gave way to Zim- 
my. On the last quarter the struggle 
began. The three had worked their way 
half through the field, and Zimmerman 
let out with a terrible spurt, passing man 
after man, but was unable to get better 
place than third. 

The quarter-mile ddsh was an exciting 
event, with Munger, Mullikin, Martin, 
Zimmerman and Taylor starting. Taylor 
took the lead, but Zimmy soon got af er 
him, ar.d they fought it out on the 
stretch, Taylor making a game fight and 
finishing a good second. 

The peace de resistance of the meet 
was the five-mile scratch, in which 
Wheeler, Hawlev, Hes.«, Zimmerman, 
Coftin, Taxis, Mullikin, Rich, Taylor, 
Campbell and Hazleton started. The 
buch hung well logetiier, Hess, Wheeler 
and Hazleton doing most of the pacing. 
On the last lap all let out at a terrific 
pace, Mullikin leading for a short dis- 
tance. Zimmy took the lead on the 
back stretch, closel}^ followed by the 
bunch. As they rounded into the 
stretch it looked as if any of the leaders 
might claim first place, but the cham- 
pion held his own, although Taxis, who 
had not ridden previously, finished a 
good second, with Taj^lor third. 

After this event a number of enthusi- 
asts made an attempt to carry their hero 
around on their shoulders, but he, divin- 
ing their intention, showed his sprinting 
capacities by running down the track 
and losing himself in the crowd. 

Following is the summary: 

One-mile, three minute class, first heat— C. S. 
Thompson, New Haven, 1: L. Z. Coyt, B. C. W.,2; 
H. B. Martin, A. P. W., 3; time, 2:51 1-5. Six 

Second heat— A. C. Watson, 1; H. Bonum, K. C. 
W., 3; H. Hawthorn, O. A. C, 3; time,- 2:44 3-5. 
Seven starters. 

Third heat^F. Stone, O. W., 1; II. E. Himrichs, 
P. B. C, 2; L. D. Dexter, Chadwiek Mills, N. Y., 
3; time, 2:412-5. Ten starters. 

Fmal heat— L C. Coyt, 1; F. C. Hawtey^S; 0. S. 
Thompson, 3; time, 2:45 1-5. 

One-mile, handicap— H. C. Wheeler, 51. A. C, 65 
yards, 1; J. R. Hazleton, E. A. C, 70 yards, 2; A. 
A. Zimmerman, scratch, 3; time. 2:->4, Twenty- 
three starters. 

One-mile, 2:33 class— H. C. Wheeler, M. A. C, 1; 
G. W. Coffin, O. A. C, 2: J. R. Hazleton, R. A. C, 
3; time, 3:00 2-5. Six starters. 

Two-mile, handicap— Carl Hess, JW. A. C. 100 
yards, 1 ; F. Hawley, K. C. W., 2; J. R, Parlor, F. 
C, 3; time, 5:13 2-5. Munger thirty yards; no 
scratch men. 

Quarter-mile; open — A. A. Zimmerman, A.P.W., 
1; George F. Taylor, M, A. C, 2; W, H. Mullikin, 
Baltimore, 3; time, :34]-5. Five starters. 

One-mile, 2:45 class^G. B. Waters, Brooldy, 1; 
A. H. Rogers, M. C. W., 2; C. L. Conklin, B. c"w., 
3; time, 2:46. Ten starters. 

Five-mile, scratch — A. A. ZimmeiToan, 1; W.W. 
Taxis, 2; G. F. Taylor, 3; time, 15:0o. Time— mile, 
2:53 4-5; two, 5:57 4-5: three, 9:15 4-5; four, 12:17; 
fyyie, 15:05. 

One-mile, consolation— A. C. Watson, W. C. E. 
1: H. B. Martin, A. P. W., 3; time, 3:46 1-5. 
* * * 
ISngland's Twenty-four Jlottr Mace. 

London, July 27. — Zimmerman has 
left us. His departure was made very 
quickly, and scarcely had he gone when 
men found a new topic in the grand per- 
formance done by Frank Shorland in the 
twenty-four hour path race at Heme 
Hill, for which the enterprising proprie- 
tors of the Cuca Cocoa had given a chal- 
lenge cup, valued at a bundled guineas. 
It was anticipated by many that should 
the weather be favorable, 400 miles 
would be done, but no one was prepared 
for such a big total as 413 milas 1,615 
yards. Yet this is what Frank Shorland 
did on his little front-driven Crypto- 

gearcd machine, which, although it has 
a front wheel of thirty inches only, 
some people will persist in calling a 
geared ordinary. More than this, in 
tweve hours Shorland covered 230 miles 
140 yards, and beat the record fiqm 
ninety miles right away to the finis-h. lx\ 
the last hour he covered eighteen and a 
half miles. The race was a grand one in 
many respects, and this, in spite of the 
absence of T. A. Edge and the early re- 
tirement of Holbein, S. F. Edge and 

Holbein, who, like Shorland. had been 
training in the fresh sea air at Brighton, 
had been riding very fast during the last 
few days yf his preparation, and his 
friends were very confident of his suc- 
cess. But, strangely enough, the man 
who has overcome all sorts of inconven- 
iences on the road, who has ridden miles 
and miles on a so-called soring frame 
safety with a cushion tire gradually cut- 
ting itself to pieces and flapping on the 
rim, failed to stick it out on the perfect 
smoothness of the Heme Hill track, and 
retired after going 107 miles, the victim 
of saddle sorenese, which was attributed 
lo a badly fitting saddle. After this J. 
M. James, another member of the North 
Road Club, a mercurial, fiipperty gibbet 
sort of youth with a cracked voice and a 
merry smile, whom his friends delight 
to dub "Jimminy James," to distinguish 
him from other Jameses in the club, 
headed the safety riders proper, and in 
the end finished up some six miles only 
behind Shoreland, with a total of 407 
miles 285 yards. He was mounted on a 
New Howe safety, for which he had 
paid, and his success was received with 
much satisfaction by those who still be- 
lieve in the virtues of true amateurism 
and think that all men attached to the 
trade should be cla^ssed as professionals. 

Only two tricyclisfs started, both of 
them being amateurs of the best sort. 
Both of them regarded the race as a 
good opportunity for making records 
under favorable conditions, and neither 
had any great intention of going right 
through. At any rate their desire for 
records was satisfied. They began cut- 
ting the old records made by Dr. Turner 
and A. L, Bower on solid tired machines, 
at twenty-six mile*. At forty-four 
miles Moorhouse retired, but Bidlake, 
who was on a Marlbro Club tricycle, 
kept at his work and cut all records up 
to 200 miles, which he accomplished in 
14 hrs. 10 min. 14 2-5 sec, and then he 
also gave up. Besides Shorland and 
James, two other men completed the 
twenty -four hour, one of them, J. F. 
Walsh, the old ordinary rider, who was 
now mounted an a Premier safety, doing 
884 miles, and the other, a York- 
shireman named Brundrett, who came 
with a big local reputation, doing 379 

The weather throughout was simply 
perfect, and the track was in first-class 
order. The whole of the conditions 
\^ere most favorable, and the general 
arrangements, which were in the hands 
of Lacy Hillier, were simply perfect. It 
might have been supposed that on the 
first occasion of running a big race like 
this on the path, there would be many 
little hitches, but there was not a single 
one. Everything was as it should be — 
a striking cestimonial to the organizing 
capacity of the man who practically ran 
the whole show. It is worthy of note 
that altogether about 8,000 spectators 
paid gate. About four hundred of these 
remained throughout the race, which 
began at 8:05 on Friday evening and 
ended at the same hour on Saturday. 
As early as 3 o'clock on Saturday morn- 
ing spectators were arriving at the 
grounds, and between that hour and 5 
o'clock no fewer than seventy jieople 
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May 30, 

Worcester, Mass., 

ist 4 times. 

" 30, 

Manhattan Field, 

I St 2 

June 6, 

New Haven, 


Mile Safety. 

" 6, 

ii a 


Mile H'dcap. 

" 4, 



Mile Scratch. 

" 4, 

Philadelphia, }4 



l( n 

" 13, 

Cortland, N. Y., 




ii ii 

'' Scratch. 
'' H'dcap. 

" 17, 


ist 3 times. 

" 21-22, 


ist 4 " 

Also at Orange, June 25th; Cleveland, June 22nd; Vineland, June 28th; Asbury 
Park, June 30th; Patterson, July 2nd; Hartford, July 4th. They were first in each place 
several times. 

Finally, Frank Waller at Oakland, Cal., rode 2,6^ miles in 24 hours on a Bidwell- 
Thomas Pneumatic. 


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Since the end of the race men have 
been endeavoring to prove that tlie re- 
sult shows the front driven machine to 
be faster than the rear-driven, hut I 
can not help thinking that a careful an- 
alysis leads to an almost exactly opposite 
deduction. Hitherto, when both have 
been moimted on a rear driver in road 
racfs, James has never been anything 
like so good as Shorland, and yet when 
the Utter, after undergoing a special 
prepatation and doing lots of path work, 
expl'<its the front driver to the best ad- 
vantage, James finished within seven 
miles of him. Of course, on the other 
hand, it may be said that Shorland knew 
exactly what advantage he possessed, 
and did not trouble himself so long as 
he did a good performance and won de- 
cisively. At any rate, I fancy that fur- 
ther evidence will be required before the 
point can be tinally settled. Men's 
thoughts are now of holidays and holi- 
day making, and great preparations are 
being made for the s-outhern and north- 
ern cams. 

The leaders at each hour and the score 
for the twenty four hours was as fol- 

.1 Bates 

a Shorland, 



9 " 


11 '■ 






Yds. 1 

























13 Sli'^iland, 232 






Hrs. Min. Sec. 

. 10 49 32 2-5 

. 12 31 39 3-5 

. 14 6 42 4-5 

. 15 38 37 4-5 

. 17 10 18 

, 20 18 71-0 

. 2:3 14 71-5 

.4 Meet at Toledo Sept. lO. 
The Toledo Bicycle Club has made ar- 
rangements with the Toledo Exposition 
Company to hold a large bicycle tourna- 
ment at the Toledo driving park Satur- 
day, Sept. 10, which will follow the Co- 
lumbus meet, Sept. 5 and 6. Some 
thousand dollars' worth of prizes will be 
given. The grogramme has been ar- 
ranged as follows: One-mile, safety, 
novice, open; one-quarter mile, safety, 
open; five-mile, safety, handicap, open; 
half-mile, safety, boys fourteen years or 
under, restricted to twenty-seven inch 
wheels; one-mile, safety, T. C. C. cham- 
pionship; one-mile, sa'ety, open; half- 
mile, safety, open; one-mile, safety, 2:50 
class, open; three-mile, safety, lap race, 

'^P'^"- * * * 

Good rrogramme at Colntuhifs, Ohio. 

The Columbus Cycling Club boys, hav- 
ing met with such great success with 
their tournament last year, have decided 
to give a larger and better one this fall. 
It will be held at the new Gentlemen's 
Driving Park on Tuesday and Wednes- 
day, Sept. 5 and 6. This (the 5th) being 
Labor day, and a general holiday, will 
naturally attract a large crowd. The 
track at the driving park has just been 
completed, and experienced men say 
that is the fastest in Aaierioa. The va- 
rious committees are hard at work, and 
intend to make this the most successful 
meet ever held in Ohio. Dr. G. G. Tho- 
men is the greatest hustler on record, 
for it has been inincipally through his 
efforts that so many, and valuable, prizes 
have been donated. So far these have 
been donated: An elegant upright pi- 
ano, a fine buggy, a valuable city lot, two 
fine gold watches, five high grade bi- 
cycles, an elegant silver cup by the Co- 
lumbus Board of Trade, a full-dress .suit 
made to older, $75; two $100 gold medals, 
two complete toilet sets, pair of trousers 
made to order, bicycle suits, and many 
other valuable articles. Several other 

fine prizes have been promised, which at 
this writing have not been announced, 
but the aggregate value, when they ai-e 
all in, will exceed $3,000. The programme 
will consist of but of few local races, 
the majority of them being class, handi- 
cap and open. Since the date is at a 
time when there are but few meets over 
the country, there will probably be a 
great many entries from the crack riders 
from the east and from Chicago. George 
W. Smith, who handled the races so 
successfully last year, is again 
in charge of the races of the coming 
meet. Entry blanks can be had by ad- 
dressing George W. Smith, .33 East 
Spring street, Columbus, Ohio. 

-v * * 

Wctt (lave Vit, 
"Piofessor" John West, of the Miu- 
nette Cychng Corps, a professional, 
started to establish a twenty-four hour 
record last Friday evening at the Elgin 
Driving Park. He failed after riding 13 
hrs. 10 min. 14 sec, and having done but 
189 1-2, 30 miles behind tne record. For 
four months West has been steadily 
training under his own system, for he 
himself is a practical trainer of athletes 
and cyclists. Big and muscular, he 
gives one the impression, at first sight, 
that 400 miles in twentj'-four hours 
would be an easy thing for him. It had 
been raining Friday and the track was 
heavy when the rider started. He 
looked weary at the end of the first hour 
and got "bull-headed,"' one of his pacers 
said, at midnight. A heavy fog made 
hun groggy and he refused to mind the 
pace-makers. Rhodes, Buchanan and 
Slusser were with him during the night, 
but he would not mind them or Fox, his 
his manager. When he had covered 189 
miles at 7:41 in the morning, his eyes 
closed repeatedly, and he dismounted, 
admitting he was foolish for starting, 
and giving up then and there. It was 
currently reported that he would start at 
3 o'clock next Saturday on Parkside 
track in another attempt. Track au- 
thorities say he Avill not be able to get 
the track. Another aspirant for twenty- 
four hour-record honors was made 
know^n this week. Horace Baine, of 
Goshen, Ind., formerly of Chicago, 
starts on the Warsaw track in Indianap- 
olis Aug. 18. F. J. Wagner, of this 
city, was sent for to take charge of the 
track, and left this week. Baine is a 
good rider, but a mere boy, who w^ill do 
himself much harm in such a contest. 
He would do better a year from now or 
even later. While Englishmen and 
Frenchmen are breaking his record, and 
Americans are trying to do so, Spooner 
smiles seveuely, and declares on his oath 
that he'll never start again. On top for 
even so short a time, but there just the 
same, has settled his long-distance aspi- 
rations, and another season he will de- 
vote his entire time to short-distance 


* * * 

Jiarwi/n's Jtaee Gossip. 
It is not often that a crowd— that is, a 
crowd of self-respecting people who are 
supposed to know the difference between 
gentlemanly and ungentlemanly con- 
duct—so far forgets itself as to treat un- 
graciously a man whose only fault is 
that he dared compete with their favor- 
ite, and took second in a number of good 
finishes. Yet this is exactly wh^t a por- 
tion of the Asbury Park gathering did 
on Saturday last. So much were they 
"gone" on their hero, Zimmy, that they 
actually hissed George Taylor, the popu- 
lar Manhattan man, for no other reason 
than that he made a most magnificent 
struggle in the quarter-mile dash, and 
lost by only a few inch&s in one of the 
most exciting contests of the two days' 
meeting. Taylor, who is unc'oubtedly 

one of the most popular men on the 
path at the present time, had ridden a 
fair race upon its merits; he had neither 
fouled Zimmerman nor had he claimed 
ill treatment, yet as he returned to the 
dressing room ho was greeted with a 
chorus of hissf s instead of the applause 
he deserved for his brilliant showing. 
Fortunately the better class of the audi- 
ence put an end to the disgraceful con- 
duct by loud cries of "shut up" and 
threats of personal vengeance, but it was 
certainly a most unfortunate occurrence 
that there were even a few hundred 
present whose ideas of hero worshiping 
were carried to this extreme. Taylor 
was very much hurt and showed it 
plainly. After his second performance 
there were many who thought it possible 
for him to beat Zimmerman. To lose, 
after making a game struggle in race 
after race, and then be hissed for his 
best effort, was enough to disgust any 

Should the racing board, during its 
present investigations, discover that any 
racing men of reputation have been 
breaking the rules, and suspend or expel 
any of the real cracks, thus practically 
breaking up the sport in its height, the 
Park Avenue Wheelmen of Philadelphia 
will change their programme to suit, and 
immediately offer cash prizes, so as to 
secure the attendance of the men. 

George Smith, of the Riverside Wheel- 
men, riding in and winning the 2:50 
class at Asbury Park after riding a quar- 
ter in :33 2-5 two weeks previously, is a 
queer interpretation of the class system. 

W. W. Taxis, who has for years rep- 
resented the A. C. S. N., states that the 
rumor is true that he proposes to leave 
it. If it does not give him his release he 
will resign from the club. Taxis says 
the navy has not been able to pay his 
expenses for some time, yet he has con- 
tinued to represent it at his own expense, 
knowing its financial condition. Of late, 
however, his entrance fees have not been 
paid, and he has received letters from 
different sections of the country so fre- 
quently, complaining of the neglect, that 
he has become sick of the matter and 
decided not to be so good natured here- 
after. He may ride unattached, but it 
is more than likely that he will join the 
fold of one of the big New York organi- 

" If I had had charge of Zimmerman 
in England." said StillmanG. Whittaker, 
recently, "I would have made him wear 
a spiked dog collar with the spikes on the 
inside. Then if he had tried to look 
around in a race he would have been 
reminded of his danger by one of the 
spikes and changed his mSnd." 

Paul Berwyn. 

,rac7csoniille's Tournament. 

The Lock wood club members are 
working hard to make their meet a suc- It has already been advertised far 
and wide and entries are coming in, 
having been received from Chicago, St. 
Louis, Columbus, O., and a good many 
other places. The entry blanks are 
ready and will be mailed on apphcatiou. 

They are getting up an illustrated 
forty-page pamphlet containing Adews of 
the principal buildings, streets, the fair 
grounds and club rooms, M'hich will be 
ready in a few weeks. The piano given 
by Camp & Phillips has arrived and is a 

On the first day there are $1,585 worth 
of prizes offered, and $1,915 on the sec- 
ond, making a total of $8,500, among 
them being an $800 piano, a $300 surry, 
a dress suit, typewriter, desk, several 
wheels, medals, etc. Jackson\ille is a 
very nice little city of 15,000 inliabitants 
and is sometimes called the " Athens of 
the West." It is noted for its education- 

al advantages. It contains one of the 
best colleges for young men in the west, 
several seminaries for young ladies. 
Central Hospital for the Insane, state 
institutions for the blind and deaf and 
dumb, the latter being the largest insti- 
tution of its kind in the world. 

Tlie Second Milwaukee Jiace. 
A great deal of interest is being mani- 
fested in the road race which is to take 
place soon between Johnson, of Minne- 
apohs, and Ulbrecht, of Chicago, to de- 
cide the tie for second time in the Mil- 
waukee road race. It is now understood 
the race will occur immediately after 
the Chicago club's meet at Parkside the 
latter part of this month. A despatch 
from Milwaukee, dated Saturday last, 
says: " The racing board of the Milwau- 
kee Wheelmen, which had charge of the 
last Waukesha road race, to-day an- 
nounced that Hueffner, the Beloit col- 
lege athlete, who finished first from the 
thirteen-minute mark, won his race by 
fraud, and would not be permitted to 
participate in any future races here. The 
board says that Hueffner had four pace- 
makers along the road; that friends 
secretly helped him up Stone Quarry 
hill, and that lie told a deliberate false- 
hood when he gave his record to the 
handicappei-s. The first place, it is de- 
clared by the board, belongs to G. F. 
Kuenzel, of Milwaukee, second to G. F. 
Reitzner, of Milwaukee, and third place 
to Fred Nessel, of Chicago, who won 

time prize. 

* * * 

Canadians Easy for Zimmy. 
Monday Zimmerman pounced down 
upon the Canucks at the meet of the 
Hamilton B. C. and secured a firstin 
every event he entered, besides lowering 
some records. The day was perfect and 
there was a good attendance. Zimmy 
was the obseiwed of all observers — it was 
Zimmy, Zimmy, Zimmy. He appeared 
in town in an awfully English rig, 
checked trousers and all. Hyslop was 
cheered to the echo and cries of 
"Palmer's day is past," "He ain't 
in it," while hurrahs for Zimmer- 
man were heard frequently. W. S. 
Campbell, of New York, and C. H. 
Callahan, of Buffalo, were also present, 
besides the Canadian cracks, Wells, Car- 
man and Hyslop. Zimmerman cut the 
quarter-mile i-ecord to 36 sec. from 39 1-5 
sec, held by Wells. He also reduced 
the mile record from 2:43 4-5 to 2:42 2-5. 
The summary follows: 

Two-mile, novice— W. Nlchol, 1; A. McMahon, 2; 
time, 5:42. 

Half-mile— Zimmerman, 1; Campbell, 2; time, 
1:12 2-5. 

One-mile, 2:45 Class — D. Nasmith, 1; J. G. 
Ctauld, 2; time, 2:411-5. 

One-mile— Zimmennan, 1; Callahan, 2; Wells, 3; 
time, 2:42 2 5. 

Quarter-mile— Zimmerman, 1: Hyslop, 2; time, 
:36.— Eecord 

One-mile, three-minute class — R. B. Gtrifflthi ]; 
D. Nasmith, 2; time, 2:43 1-5. 

Two-mile, lap— Zimmerman, 1; Hyslop, 2; time, 
5:30. Time limit 5 min., consequently no race. 

Three-mile— Campbell, 1; Callahan,2; time,8:51. 

Ten-mile, invitation — Ct. M. Wells, 1 ; A. AV. 
Palmer, 2; time, :33:11 3-5. 


CMeago Mace Notes. 

Montgomery Ward & Company's em- 
ployes will hold their road race August 
20 over the north side course. 

Frank Bodach claims he can defeat 
Ulbrecht despite his recent defeat at the 
hands of the Columbia Wheelmen. 

This Satm-day afternoon at the Park- 
side track the Cook County Wheelmen 
hold their second annual race meet. 
Two open events, one and five-mile han- 
dicaps, will be run, and six club events, 
one half, one and two-mile handicaps, 
one-mile, 3:10 one-mile, novice, 
and one-mile, ordinaiy, handicap. 
Handsome gold medals will be given to 


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first men, good prizes to second, and 
five prizes in the five-mile, open. 

Aug. 30 the Ravenswood Cycling Club 
gives a number of races at Diamond's 
track, Sulzer road and the river. These 
will be half, one, two and five-mile han- 

The Minnette Cycling Corps is soon to 
receive a challenge from the lately or- 
ganized Garden City Wheelmen to a 
team race, any number of men to a side, 
and any distance. 

The Columbia Wheelmen hold their 
annual road race Aug. 38. They may 
decide to postpone the event, that the 
old course between Douglas and Hum- 
boldt Parks may be used. 

A club trainer is being secured by the 
the Illinois club, and Captain Gray is 
selecting the men who are to go into 
active training for the fall races. The 
Illinois will bid lively to be in it. 

W. A. Rhodes contemxjlates returning 
to the east. Losing his job through the 
Moffat failure, and ill luck on the road 
and path, have convinced the big fellow 
that luck is against him in the World's 
Fair City. 

The Illinois Cycling Club has post 
poned its annual ten-mile handicap road 
race scheduled for August 13 to Septem- 
ber 17, when the old course between 
Humboldt and Douglas Park, now in 
course of repairs and rebuilding, can be 
used. Forty entries are already secured. 

W". A. Rhodes expects to start for the 
100-mile world's record on Parkside 
track Aug. 38, immediately following 
the tournament. Rhodes has hardly 
been fit for short distance work this 
season, but is confident he can lower 
Shorland's record of 5:05 3-5. 

Secretary Walpole, of the Ames & 
Frost Manufacturing Company, is in re- 
ceipt of a letter from the chairman of 
the racing board, in which the latter 
says, that with the best interests of the 
league at heart, he would like to inquire 
whether the Ames & Frost Campany has 
in its employ a racing man or racing 
men who devote their entire time to 
racing, drawing a salary meantime. Mr. 
Walpole answered Mr. Raymond, in sub- 
stance stating that they had in their 
employ traveling men who were doing a 
very satisfactory busmess on the road, 
and showed that business was not being 
neglected: that these men might, and 
undoubtedly did have some degree of 
speed on the road and path, and that he 
did not doubt for an instant that when 
they arrived in a town where races were 
being held they competed, with what 
success he wbs not prepared to say. 

Comrades B. C. Moad Race. 
The handicap road race of the Com- 
rades B. C. of Buffalo took jjlace Satur- 
day afternoon. Fifteen men were en- 
tered, and good time was made. San- 
ger, Schler and Schultz met with acci- 
dents to their machines and dropped out. 
The finishers were as follows: 
Posn. Hdcp. Time. 

Nick Mader scratch 1:26:30 

George Englebardt :3 min. 1 ;33 lO 

Theodore Freitag 6 " 1 37 30 

Henry Smith 4 " 1 38 30 

Jul Schultz 3 " 1:59 

John Schler 5 " 141 

Albert Connors 9 " 1 43 20 

F. J. Morelock 11 " 1 45 15 

Charles Laas , 14 " i 46 

* * * 

Huse Won. From Scratch. 

The Buffalo Ramblers sealed handicap 
road race over the Martin course Satur- 
day afternoon was a fairly successful 
event. Out of ten entries seven men 
started and six finished. Good time was 
made on the way out, but on the return 
there was a strong wind. Buse broke 
his saddle the first half, but finished the 
race, coming in first. Sugnet was taken 
ill. The start was made at 8:46 p. m., 

and Buse finished at 4:16:40. The fol- 
lowing shows the order of finish: 
Tosn. Hdcp. Time. 

Buse scratch 1 30 40 

Scully 8 min. 1 38 60 

Vincent 7 " 18942 

Schuster 8 " 1 48 30 

Wagner 7 " 1 54 

Keister 7 " 2 17 40 

* * * 
Several JBicyele Events, 

The South Side A. C, of B .ffalo, held 
its annual games Saturday at Sheen 
water, a good crowd being present. 
Great interest was taken in the bicycle 
races, wliich resulted as follows: 

One-mile, closed— John Eigenbrod, 1; T. J. 
Sayles, 2; time, 3:10.3-4. 

One-mile, novice— Tony Koeder, 1 : F. E. Wat- 
tles, 3; time, 8:58. 

One-mile, 3:30 class— F. A. Callahan, 1; Dan 
Buse, 2; time, 2:54. 

One-mile, 3:30 class— F. A. Callahan, 1; John 
ren.seyres, 2; time, 8:30. 

Half-mile, Erie County championship — F. A- 
Callahan, 1,1; Dan Buse, 2; time, 1:35. 
* « * 

Jilontana's Meet To-morrow. 

The Helena Wheelmen's tournament 
will be held to-morrow (and Sunday, ac- 
cording to announcement), the pro- 
gramme being as follows: Quarter- 
mile, novice; one-mile, open; quarter- 
mile, for boys; half-mile, novice; one- 
mile, Helena Wheelmen championship; 
half-mile. 1:50 class; half-mile, open; 
two-mile, lap; quarter-mile, open; one- 
mile, ordinary; half-mile, H. W. cham- 
pionship; one-mile, four-minute. class; 
half-mile, handicap; quarter-mile, H. 
W. championship; two-mile, open; half- 
mile, consolation. 

* * « 
Won Hy Sewitt. 

The third race of the Ramblers Bicy- 
cle Club of Rochester, to Charlotte and 
return, was held Thursdny evening. The 
riders started from the club house and 
the run to the lake and return was 
quickly made, the men keeping well in a 
bunch and finishing very close together, 
as is shovxn by their time. The time 
was, Hewitt, 7:58:00; Van Houten, 
7:59:15; Grashof, 8:01:00; Dukelo, 8:10:00; 
Kelly, 8:01:45; Zimiierman, 8:01:43. 

* * * 

Coming JRace Jl£eets. 

Canton, 111.. c,yclists will soon give a 
big meet. 

On Labor day Studley & Barclay of 
Grand Rapids, Mich., will give several 
track and road events, the prizes aggre- 
gate $300 in value. The programme has 
not as yet been arranged. 

The Harlem Wheelmen hold their fall 
races on Labor day, Sept. 5. The Man- 
hattan B. C. will also hold races on that 
day, a one-mile, novice, and one, two 
and four-mile handicaps. 

The Minnesota division races occur 
Sej)t, 6, 7 and 8 at Winona, on the new 
$1,500 track. The prize list will sur 
pass anytliing of the kind in the north- 
west. There will be twenty events, 
nearly all of them being open. 

Nov 9 is the dale set for the seventh 
Austral race at Melbourne, Australia. The 
prizes for this event amount to 350 sover- 
eigns. In addition there will be a mile, 
ordinary, and one and three mile, safety, 
events. Only solid tired wheels will be 
permitted in the Austral. 

The Englewood Cycling Club holds a 
road race from Normal Park to the club 
house, Seventy-first and Yale streets, 
next Saturday. Prizes will be given to 
first and second, and a time prize will 
also be given. The entries close to-mor- 
row with J. I. Marsh or H. F. Pjde. 

The Dodge County (Wis ) Fair Asso- 
ciation will offer $150 in prizes for bi- 
cycle races, as follows: Fifty dollars for 
the person equaling the mile record on 
half-mile track, with an additional $35 
if the record is broken; $50 for an ama- 
teur race, to be divided §30. $15, $10, $5; 

$15 for a race of boys under fifteen; $15 
for a race of girls under fifteen. 

Rainsville, Ky., is to have a tourna- 
ment Sept 30 or Oct. 1, the Louisville 
C. C. being the instigator of the affair. 
It is the idea to include it in the western 
fall circuit and have Zimmerman, Tyler, 
Taylor, Taxis, Berlo, Munger and the 
other cracks there. The dealers have 
already subscribed liberally, and great 
interest is being taken in i he affair. 

Next Saturday the South Bend (Ind.) 
C. C. wdll give a tournament, the prize 
Hst for which aggregates $3,000. The 
programme follows: One-mile, novice; 
quarter-mile, open; half-mile, handicap; 
one-mile, open ; two-mile, handicap ; 
boys' race, fifteen years and under, one- 
mile ; one-mile, handicap ; half-mile, 
open; one-mile, team race, open; five- 
mile, handicap; one-mile, club race, and 
consolation race. 

The first annual tournament of the 
Crescent C. C. of Birmingham, Conn., 
will occur at the Derby Driving Park 
Friday, Sept. 3, at 3:30 o'clock. Over 
$1,000 worth of prizes will be offered for 
the eight races, which are to be as fol- 
lows: One-mile, handicap, for riders of 
Ansonia, Dei'by, Shelton, Seymour and 
Birmingham; half-mile, handicap, open; 
mile, 2:35 class; mile, open; mile, three- 
minute class; mile , handicap, open ; 
quarter mile, open; consolation. 

The Batavia Wheelmen will hold a 
field day at Agricultural Park, Batavia, 
N. Y., next Wednesday. The events 
will be : One-mile, novice; half-mile, 
ordinary, open ; two-mile, Genessee 
County championship; half-mile, handi- 
cap; one-mile, open to Batavia wheel- 
men: half-mile, boys' race, under six- 
teen, open; three-mile, lap race, open; 
one-mile, open; one-mile, championship, 
Rochester vs. Buffalo; "plowboys' race,'' 
open only to rural cyclers who follow the 
plow; team race, Le Roy vs. Batavia. 

Buffalo's tournament next Saturday, 
at the driving park, promises to be a 
successful affair, for besides the $3,000 
worth of i^rizes some of the best men in 
the country will compete. The programme 
is as follows: One-mile, novice, oi)en; 
one-mile, handicap, open; two-mile, han- 
dicap, open; one-mile, 8:10 class, oj^en; 
half-mile, closed; one-mile, flying start, 
fifty yards, open; one-mile, handicap, 
closed; half-mile, open; three-mile, lap 
race, open; two-mile, team, closed; one- 
mile, ordinary; half-mile, obstacle. A 
special prize, valued at $100, will be 
given to any one breaking the mile com- 
petition record. 

Race Chat. 

La Salle, 111., will have cycle races 
under the auspices of the Caledonia clans 
Sept. 5. 

At the firemen's tournament at Elk- 
hart, Ind., last Friday, A. Miles won the 
bicycle race in 6:15. 

Alma, Mich., will have a bicycling 
tournament August 19-30. More than 
$800 in prizes is offered. 

Baltimore proposes to have another 
big tournament in September, and on 
Sept. 19 the Chesapeake club will give 
ten events. 

An effort will soon be make by the 
Grand Forks (N. D.) Cycling Club to 
arrange for a big meet this fall, prizes to 
the amount of $4,000 being offered. 

Frank Rough, of South Bend, Ind., 
won the five-mile bicycle race at Elkhart 
Friday. Time, 17:50. Brown, of Goshen, 
second. Baine, of the same place, third. 

The Peoria Y. M. C. A. C. C. holds its 
first annual ten-mile road race on the 
Knoxville course Sept. 1. The first prize 
is a gold medal presented by Rouse Haz- 
ard & Company. 

The Canton (III.) fair is talking up a 
race meet at the fair this fall, while the 
cyclists themselves are heartily in favor 

of holding a meet in the western circuit 
on their own hook. 

An appropriation of $1,300 has been 
by the park commissioners for the com- 
mit-sionei's for the completion of the 
the bicycle track at the Genesse Valley 
Park in Rochester, 

The Wheelmen of Waverly, 111., are 
preparing to give a big tournament on 
Wednesday, August 31. They offer 
$1,000 worth of prizes and expect to 
have some of the best racing men of the 
west present. 

The Michigan State Fair Society has 
offered to set aside $400 to be used by the 
bicycle ckib in carrying out a successful 
day's sport during fair week. The club 
wants $500, but will no doubt accept the 
former amount. 

The Tioga Athletic Association will 
hold a race meeting on Columbus da3^ 
The following committee wiU have 
charge : C. A. Dimon, chairman : Walt 
Gilbert, Oscar Liser, M. F. Statz and 
James Ottoman . 

In a race at Marshalltown, la., last 
Friday evening, four miles into the 
country over very hilly roads, stop, reg- 
ister and return, Burt Stitton won in 
thirty -four minutes, D. Gi-aveland sec- 
ond and M. M. Dudley third. 

At a meeting of the Minnesota state 
fair board of managers, it was decided 
to have the bicycle races take place on 
Saturday, and $400 were set aside for 
prizes. The races will be under the au- 
spices of the two cities, and Collie Bell 
will have charge of them. 

The Manhattan Athletic Club proposes 
to outdo the Riversides, and, in fact, all 
previous New York race meets, judging 
from the preparations it is making. 'Ihe 
prize list is a whopper, including as it 
does two building lots, a house and piano 
and some bicycles. Now what more can 
the racing men want? They will win 
the lot (or house) place therein the piano, 
and in wet weather drive out in the 
Springfield horse and coach, and in fine 
weather use the wheel. Truly the racing 
men want little else here below. 

St. I'aul Cyclists Happy. 

Last week the new bicycle ordinance 
for St. Paul was reported favorably by 
the committee on streets, but was amend- 
ed to death. Aid. Zimmerman had 
several streets in his ward added to the 
district, in which no bicycles were al- 
lowed on the sidewalk. Aid. Warren 
had an amendment put on which pre- 
vented bicycles from being allowed on 
the sidewalk on the Sabbath day. Aid. 
CuUen, however, capped the climax by 
offering an amendment which allowed 
pedestrians no right on the sidewalks 
when bicyclists desired to use them. 
This was unanimously adopted, and, 
with several other provisions tacked on, 
the ordinance was passed. 

The Moffat Sale. 

The Moffat Cycle Company's plant 
was sold at auction Wednesday morn- 
ing to Mark W. Hill, the only bidder, 
for $6,000. The retail store on Wabash 
avenue was sold Thursday, The fixtures, 
etc. , were bought by Frank T. Fowler 
for .$30. The store contents were sold 
separately, a Columbia cushion going 
for $10, Moffat threatens to fight the 
case to a bitter end. 

The Menotony Wheel Club, at Arling- 
ton Heights, Boston, was organized last 
week. The club started with a large 
membership, efficient, and experienced 
officer's and lots of enthusiasm, and its 
emblem, a white shield with initials in 
blue, will soon become familiar in local 
cycling. Its officers are: President, 
Lemuel Pope, Jr.; vice-president, Clar- 
ence Brockway; secretary and treasurer, 
Hartford Beaumont; captain, Clarence 
Brockway; lieutenant. Edward Bailey; 
bugler, Lemuel Pope, Jr, 


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The Jleoeut l^'ailures. 

That "all is not gold that ghtters" has 
been forcibly demonstrated in the cycle 
business lateljr. There have been fail- 
ures on a large scale in the United 
States, Canada and England, and if re- 
port be ti-ue, these are likely to hasten 
the downfall of others whose fate lias 
been hanging in the balance for some 
t me. 

The Sweeting failure, in Philadelphia, 
seems to be the most disastrous the trade 
has experienced for some time. People 
in a position to know st^te that Mr. 
Sweeting is absolutely ruined. The fail- 
ure is due, in part, to ovt-rstockhig, the 
house havdng been caught va ith an im- 
mense stock of solids when the pneu- 
matic came in fashion. Tliere lias also 
been large deterioration in other clian- 
nels. Added to this, Sweeting has suf- 
fered severely by the failures of o hei's, 
one smash having cost him, we learn, in 
the neighborhood of $15,000. The Gor- 
muUy & Jeflery Company, which w^as 
reported to be among tlie creditors asks 
us to deny the report. Beside the houses 
named last week, we understand that 
tilt! Manchester Cycle Company loses 
heavily, one report placnig its claim at 
al tout $20,000. Bayliss, Thomas & Com- 
pany, for whose wheels Sweeting was 
given the United States agency about a 
year ago, are also said to be heavj^ losers, 
but from other sources we learn that all 
the business of this firm wai- conducted 
thi'ough a Philadelphia banking house, 
and that thoir loss, if anything, is com- 
paratively small. 

The trouble over the affairs of the 
Moffat Cycle Company can not be fairly 
called a failure. It is a squabble among 
the stockholders. Messrs. Hill and 
Fowler say that Moffat does not own a 
dollar's worth of stock in the company, 
that his personal account is considei-- 
ably over drawn, and speak of the 
founder of the company, his dealings 
and his abilities in anj'thing but a com- 
plimentary manner. Mr. Hill claims to 
have made an offer to Moffat to retire 
from the business for $5,000 less than he 
Tiad put into it. Tlie reason the busi- 
ness had been closed up, he said, was 
that he didn't propose to lay out another 
dollar so long as Moffat was connected 
with the concern. He did not exjilain 
why Moffat could not have been re- 
moved by other means. Meanwhile 
Moffat has succeeded in having the Chi- 
cago Title and Trust Company appointed 
a i-eceiver, and we understand that a 
large number of outstandiug accounts 
have been unearthed, which will go a 
long way toward liquidating the claims 
of the creditors. Whether the factory 
will be operated by any of the parties 
connected with the company is uncer- 
tain. Hill says he has no desire to con- 
tinue, but that should he be forced to 
purchase the place, he will probably 
continue to run it. 

The Sweeting Failure. 

Philadelphia, Aug. 8.— The stock 
and fixtures of the Sweeting Cvcle Com- 
pany, at both the main store, 815 Arch 
street, and the branch, at 2135 North 
Broad, were sold at sheriff's sale this 
morning. There was a fair attendance 
of trade people, mostly representatives 

of local houses, who, however, pur- 
chased but httle Smith, of the Indiana 
compan> , Hughes, of the Quadrant 
company's Chicago house, and Wilcox 
and Atwa(er, of the Stover company, 
were present looking after their respect- 
ive interests. Howard A. Smith, of 
Newark, was also present, and a fre- 
quent bidder. Mr. Smith, however, was 
the largest purchaser, buying the greater 
portion of the stock and the fixtures. 
The goods went at pretty stiff prices, in 
many cases, fifty to seventy-five per 
cent of their actual value, and some 
sundries bid for bv small speculators 
were bringing almost full cost prices. 
The Arch street store contained a large 
stock stored on the three floors of the 
building, a large nroportion being sec- 
ond-hands and old solid and cushion 
tires. The up-town branch was sold out 
in a few minutes, the stock being small. 
The Quadrant company claimed its 
goods, and these were not sold, the com- 
pany, being permitted to make a deposit 
equal to the invoiced valuation, as a 
guarantee that it would pay for and re- 
move the wheels. The general senti 
ment seems to be, however, that they 
will lose more by this deal than had they 
permitted the sale to take its regular 
cour.«e, as the stock consists principally 
of 1891 pattern solids and cushions. 
Nothi' g is known at this writing as to 
the future of Mr. Sweeting. It is gener- 
ally believed that Mr. Smiih intends to 
re-open the Ai-ch street store to dispooe 
of the goods purchased and to push the 
Indiana Bicycle Company's line. 

Paul Berwyn. 

warman & hazelwood not affected. 
In last week's account of the failure it 
was stated that a number of cheap 
wheels in the Sweeting stock were 
thought to have been supplied by War- 
man & Hazelwood, though no name was 
on them. Mr. Warraan states that his 
house never furnished Sweeting with 
wheels that did not bear the stamp of 
his firm or that of Sweeting; in fact, he 
had furnished scarcely any but high 
grade wheels. The indebtedness of 
Sweeting had nothing to do with the 
present house, but was contracted be- 
fore the firm of Warm an & Hazlewood 
was incorporated, and would in no way 
affcct the house. It was an old debt 
which they had never been able to col- 

Jtull Trade in the East. 
Trade is dull all over the east, so say 
many drummers of leading houses, and 
so say nearly all the trade people that 
have been seen. Many firms will carry 
over to next year a goodlj^ stock of 1892 
w^heels if trade does not pick up, and 
here it can be said that the extreme hot 
weather of the past few weeks has had a 
good deal to do wdth the falling off in 
sales. But lack of supply in the early 
months of the season will be the cause 
oi many having wheels on their hands, 
as there is not the slightest doubt that 
thousands of sales w^ere lost in February, 
March, April and May, through the 
makers being unable to fill orders. In 
a trip through the west in March and 
Ajiril the wa-iter saw agent after agent 
wdio was canceUing orders right and left, 
owing to their customers either giving 
up the idea of riding or having gone 
elsewhere to buy, and these orders had 
been sent in several months before. The 
big makers, especially the Columbia peo- 
ple, seemed to have anticipated the early 
season's demand, and sold a tremendous 

niimhev of whfels. I was told by How- 
ard A. Smith, of Newark, the other day, 
that he could have sold at hast a. hun- 
drrdniore wheels early in the season, 
and the Ormonde company, of New 
York, says it could have sold hundreds 
if it had had them. It cannot bo esti- 
mated how many sales were lost in 
March and April through lack of supply. 

During a talk with George S. McDon- 
ald, the well-known secretary of the 
American Ormonde Company, last week, 
he said: " While our company was in a 
fair way as regards supplies, we could 
have done much more, and the fact that 
others were worse oft" than we were 
enabled us to introduce our goods in a 
thorough manner. The English manu- 
facturers will suffer priucipally, as they 
counted on a brisk demand for their 
goods, notwithstanding the McKtnley 
bill; and right here I will say that the 
protective tariff is not an unmixed evil, 
for it surely has prevented the flooding 
of the American market with a cheap 
and nasty grade of English wheels which 
would in a measure retard the progress 
of I he first-class English mikes, such as 
are v\ ell known and have been tried and 
nob found wanting. We propose, how- 
ever, to be very early in the field next 
year, and as soon as Christmas has come 
and gone we will be ready to supply for 
the 1893 season. By the way," contin- 
ued Mr. McDonald, "there is no regular 
season now like there was in the past, 
btit there is business no^v from January 
to January, with, of course, a natural 
ru h in the spring; but there is a drip- 
ping trade nearly all the year around." 

Tills statement, by a man who is pret- 
ty well posted througli actual knowledge 
of the subject, flndn an echo among 
others. A member of the Geoj-ge R. 
Bidwell staff" said: " Yes, Ave have been 
run to death since April; yts, since 
March, for wheels, and orders for a wheel 
were booked in rotation, and it was 
weeks before we could satisfy orders, 
and we were ashamed to meet people 
who haunted our salesroom. Of course, 
we started in to make the "Tourist" 
rather late, and did not anticipate the 
tremendous rush for the wdieel, and in 
other makes we handle the s ime thing 
occurred. We could not meet the de- 
mand, and in this, of course, the demand 
exceeded the supply. But Ave are now 
about caught up and Mr. Bidwell will be 
readj' for the anticipated early rush next 

English manufacturers, according to 
the English Cjjdist, comyAain of dullness 
and being overstocked with wheels, 
which to an extent is their own fault, as 
thousands of English wheels could have 
been sold if they had been this side in 
time; but to promise by February and 
then land them here in June will not 
8u t the American trade, nor the English, 
for that matter. It Avould seem, now 
that the tire question is about settled, for 
a year at least, and frames have 
reached comparatively a definite style, 
the diamond, manufacturers would from 
now on push forward the building of 
next season's wheels, and endeavor to 
keep their promises to deliver on or as 
near time as pof sible. 

Of course the extreme wet season in 
the west hurt the trade somewhat, but 
the lack of supply before the rain came 
did the most damage. Neither was the 
lack of supply confined to the wheel. 
Sundries, vital to the turning cut of a 
complete wheel, were away behind. 
Saddles.pedals, bells and many important 
parts could not le had for love or money. 
There is no doubt that the tire question 
staggered a lot of people, and the non- 
arrival of tubing and parts upset the cal- 
culation of others, causing vexatious de- 
lays; but this should be remedied now 
with the extra competition in parts and 

sundries: so it Feems that the firm which 
will not be ready to market its 1893 
wheels the first of February next will be 
likely to complain of "dull times'" while 
Lhe "t arly worm" maker will jingle his 
coin merrily — the result of "getting 

A. Neiv Chainlass Wlieel. 

We have had the bicycle with the 
plain crank movement, the safety with 
a chain and gear wheels, the Star with 
its rachet gear, the Broncho without 
chain, and the geared ordinary, and now 
comes another new gear for the safety, 
and chainless, at that. The invention is 
not exactly new, btit in this country a 
patent was not granted until Aug. 2. 

The inventor and maker is Arthur J. 
Battersby of Nottingham, Eng., and 
already he has a wheel upon the market 
which he calls the New Loco chainless 
safety. Whether this wheel will take 
the place of the chain wheel remains to 
be seen, but if it will do as the inventor 
claims, it will lead them all, for he says: 
"This machine is gf^ared to eighty inches 
and is guaranteed to run much easier 
and faster than a chain machine at sixty 
inches." The cut of the wheel here- 
with gives a good idea of how it looks 
A 'ith this new gear, and the drawings, 
together with the inventor's specifica- 
tions, Avill give an excellent idea of what 
the scheme consists of: 

I emploj' a two-armed bracket (A) secured to 
tlie frame (B B) of eacli bicycle. Tlie bracket 
forms bearings for tlie pedal axle (A 1), which is 
somewhat longer tlian usual and provided on one 
side of the bicycle with an interiorly-toothed 
wheel (A 2) The arms pro.iectiug from the back 
of the bracket carry bearings for a second axle 
(C), having two cranks (C 1) provided at one end 
with a toothed spur-wheel (A 8) gearing into the 
teeth of the wheel (A 2;). The arms of the bracket 

are secured to the front ends of the usual framing 
(B 1 B 1) of the bicycle. The back ends form 
bearings for the axle OD) of the back driving- 
wheel CD 2). Between the bearings and the driv- 
ing-wheel the axle (D) forms two cranks CD 1), 
each revolving in a bearing at the back of a con- 
necting rod CD 3). The front ends of the- rods 
form bearings in which the crank (C I) of the 
second axle revolve. The back-stays (B 2) of the 
bicycle have their lower ends bolted to the bear- 
ings at the back ends of the framina (B 1) in the 
usual waj'. 

To prevent access of dust to the teeth of the 
wheels CA S A 3) I employ a cover-plate (A 4). A 
portion of the plate is broken away at figm-e 1 to 
show the wheels geaiing into each other. The 
plate is provided with two holes (shown at figure 

3), in which the axles CA 1 and C) revolve and 
keep in position. 

The pedal-axle is iM'ovided with the usual pedal, 
arms (a 1 a ]> (only part .shown at figures 1 and 
2). Each revolution of the pedal-axle carrying 
the wheel (A 2) causes the wheel (A 3) and the 
two cranked axles CC and D) and driving-wheel 
(D 2) to revolve thrice. 

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Cycle Company, Limited. 

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THE JAMES CYCLE IMPORTING CC. control the sale of the B & 

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WHEELS— 29 in. front, 28 in. back, with Warwick hollow rims, with tangent or 
direct spokes, gun metal hubs. Geared to 65 in. or to order. 

FRAME — Finest Weldless steel tube and steel forgings, andjustable seat pillar and 
handle bar, 6 1-2 m. adjustable cranks. 

BEARINGS — Adjustable balls to both wheels, crank axle, ball head and pedals. 

FINISH— Enameled black, with handle bar, seat pillar, cranks, pedals and nuts 
highly nickel plated on copper. 

Same Model and Specifications as Above. 

TRACK RACER, weight 26 lbs., - - - $160.00 

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ChiUington Villa, Peuge Road, 

S. Norwood. 

Gentlemen : 

Having tried your new safety fitted with cushion tyres, I have much pleas- 
ure in saying that I consider it to be faster than any cushion tyred safety I have 
ridden, and, in fact, perfect in every detail. 

Yours faithfully, 


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a safety bicycle, 1 am enabled to dispensu with 
the diiving-chain and its adjustments lieretofore 
employed, and attain a greater speed at each 
revolution of the pedal-axle. 

liecent Fatents Granted. 

Thi^ following is a list of recent bicycle 
patents, reported especially for the Ref- 
eree by W. E. Augbinbaugh, patent 
atttirney, Washington, D. C. : 

■179, 79<?, vdoeipede: William A. W. Eager, West 
Gardner, Mass. ; filed September 18, 1891 ; serial 
No. 406,0(56. 

479,825, monocycle; James D. Mattison, Saginaw: 
Mich.; filed Septeuiber 35, 1891; serial No. 406,795. 

479,839, velocipede; .John Pdeger, Mionoapolis, 
Minn.; filed November 17, 1891; serial No. 421,129. 

479.845, seat for bicycles; .Tames H. Sager, 
Rochester, N. Y., assignor to Rich & Sager, same 
place; filed October 19, 1891; serial No. 409,224. 

479.846, luggage carrier for bicycles; .James H. 
Sager, Rochester, N. Y., assignor to Rich & Sager, 
same place; filed October 10, 1891; serial No. 403,- 

479,851, spring tire; William C. Smith, Goshen, 
Ind. ; filed September 4, 1891; serial No. 404,759. 

479,946, vehicle wheel: Emmit C. l,atta. Friend- 
ship, N, Y. ; filed January 21, 1892; serial No. 418.- 

479,969, saddle for velocipedes; David D. Wright 
and William R. Berry, Peoria, 111. ; filed February 
11, 1892; serial No. 421,105. 

480,030. spring rim for velocipede wheels; WU- 
ham J; Pizzey, Bristol, England; filed March 17, 
1892; serial No. 425,2C8. Patented in England May 
14, 1891; No. 8,249. 

480,061, bicycle support; Francis H. Birchard, 
MilwauJjee, Wis.; filed October 9, 1891; serial No. 

480,166, bicycle; Arthur J. Battersby, Notting- 
ham, England; filed March 7. 1892; serial No. 421,- 

480,210, cycle lamp; Albert H. Overman, Spring- 
field, Mass., assignor to the Overman Wlieel Com- 
pany, Hartford, Conn.: filed Septe ber 1, 18C0; 
serial No. .363,016. 

The New Swift Tire. 

The Coventry Machinists' Company 
has just received a pair of wheels fitted 
with the company's own pneumatic tire, 
a cut of which is shown herewith. The 
lire is on the clincher order, being 
])ushed well up into the rim, «*here it is 

held when inflated. It is the work ef 
but a moment to mate a repair. The 
rubber used is good, and the valve seems 
to be a splendid one, 

For Miders of the J^anien. 
Those who ride the Jamed and are 
prize winners will have a chance at a 
very nice prize toward the end of the 
season. The agents of the James have 
sent out a circular letter which sets forth 
that a racing wheel is to be drawn for 
by these prize winners. When a man 
wins a first, second or third place, he 
notifies Ihe agent, and in proportion to 
the number of wins he has, draws for 
tlie bicycle. It is a good plan to keep 
pos-ted on the winnings made on the 
wheel, as well as being an encourage- 
ment to the riders. 

JS'ew Fnglish FnventioHs. 

These abstracts are prepared immedi- 
ately after the patents are aj)plied for, by 
(i. Douglas Leechmau, consulting engi- 
neer, Coventry, England: 

AH persons interested in opposing the grant of 
a patent of any one of tlie undermentioned appli- 
cations, limy r'U ;iuy lime witliiu two months from 
July 6, give iiuiice in the prcscritied form of such 

No. 13246, TJ. A. Wilson's impi-ovements in and 
relating to the tires of cycles or other road ve- 
hicles; Aug. 5, 1891 —The object of this invention 
is to prevent pneumatic tires from being punc- 
tured, and when punctured to render them still 
ridable. One arrangement consists in filling the 
air tnbe (b) with powdered cork or a compound 
of this with other gi'onnd light, elastic material, 
such as vulcanized india rubber, and with com- 
pressed air. The air tube is contained within a 
canvas cover (a) and an outer coyer (c). Another 
arrangement is to fill an ordinary cushion the 

with compressed ground cork, the tire thus filled 
being secured to then: n in a usual manner; but 
the principal method consists in securing a can- 
vas tube (B) filled with compressed cork (c) on 
the face of the air tube (a), the outer rubber 
Cg) covering in both. Tlie tire in this case is 
secured to the rim by circumferential wires (d d) 
threaded through loops in the edges of the re- 
straining canvas (b), the ends of the wires being 
brought out through holes in the rim (f;, and 
having screws and nuts for tightening them up. 
The cords (e, e) are inserted in loops of the 
lower covering (b2), to assist in holding on the 
edges of (sic ? sr) the rim. 

14679, R. M. & P. Angois' improve- 
ments in and connected with pneumatic tires for 
wheels; Aug. 31, 1891.— This invention consists of 
an improved method of fixing the outer covering 
(a) of a pneumatic tire to the rim (fj of a wheel, 
and the device is to turn over the edges of the 
outer covering and strengthening them with can- 
vas so as to form the 
loops (c, c), through 
which wire cord or oth- 
er suitable material (i. 
i.) may be passed and 
their ends joined; holes 
(d, d) or gaps (e, e) are 
made at intervals rou'il 
the edges, and engagc- 
with studs (h, h) which 
aie fixed upon or into 
tlie sides of the rim 
( f) at intervals corres 
(Kjnding with the holes. 
Another arrangement, 
is to attach hooks or 
loops to the wires 
through small holes in 
the outer covering, 
and to fasten them 
iato holes in the rim 
or flanges, or to studs 
thereon, or into the 
spokes in such a way 
that when the tire is 
inflated the cover be- 
comes taut and is 
thereby held secure- 
ly in position upon the 
rim. The principal notive of this invention is 
that the inner tube Tavcj be expeditiously removed 
for repairs; and as it is not necessary for that 
purpose to apply the method of sectiring the 
outer cover to both sites of the wheel. As an 
alternative, one side o'l the cover may be secured 
to the side of the rim l)y solution or by can-vas, or 
other suitable materif.l. solutioned or vulcanized 
to the cover and then fastened in like manner to 
the rim, the other, or reversible side of the cover, 
being seciu-ed by ary of the several devices 
already described. A'arious forms of rims or 
studs or hooks, or tlo equivalents for studs or 
hooks, may be used in combination with any kind 
of inner tube, binding hoops or section of outer 
cover, file essential jjoi.its of the device being that 
the said cover and the means for securing it are 
arranged entirely outs; le and upon the side of the 

Fastern Trade yotes, 

Elliott Mason, manager of the Pope 
Manufacturing Company's Warren street 
house, has done ;l wonderful business 
this season, and, unlike many others, 
could get a fair suj ply at all 

William Le Mi.-surier, of Rochester, 
N. y., the winner of the following road 
races, rode a Rochester bicycle, manu- 

factured by the Rochester Cycle Manu- 
facturing Company: First prize in Gen- 
esee B C, road race, Churchville to 
Rochester, twelve and one-half miles, 
time. 37 min. 10 sec: first prize, Genesee 
B. C. road race, Batavia to Rochester, 
thirty-five miles, time, 1 hr. 50 min. 45 
sec; first prize at Richfield Springs, N. 
Y., twenty-five mile road race; time, 1 
hr. 24 min. 45 sec. Twenty miles of this 
was in the rain, and Le Messurier se- 
cured also second time prize, being 
twenty-two seconds slower than Hazel 
ton, the scratch man. Le Messurier's 
machine weighs less than twenty-nine 
pounds, and stood the roads beautifully. 
Charlie Schwalbach, of Brooklyn, is 
himself once more, and now has two 
large stores and a riding school in the 
City of Churches. Phcjenix-like, the 
pioneer Brooklyn dealer arose from his 
trouble, and steadfast friends flocked 
around him. Charlie is "one of the 
boys," and is shaping his course toward 
Albany, being quite a politician with 
some "inflooence" among the bosses of 
Brooklyn. Schwalbach made a clever 
move early in the season by issuing 
30,000 one-lesson complimentary riding 
tickets through a leading dry goods 
house, and the scheme resulted in his 
school being crowded all day with peo- 
ple who, once started, came again, and 
not infrequently bought wheels as the 
result of becoming proficient. Alex. 
Schwalbach, the elder brother, is very 
successful as the manager of the Gen- 
dron Wheel Company's New York house, 
and reports business booming. 

Makint/ Fneiiinatic Sulhy Tf heels. 

The wheels on all the bicycle sulkies 
thus far used have been those made by 
Sterling Elliott. They have wooden 
spokes, and are the same as those used 
on the Hickory bicycle. To-day Charles 
S. Green, the well-known driver and 
part owner of Sprague Golddust, Illinois 
Egber, Lucille's Baby. Wilkes Golddust 
and The Raven, will try the bicycle 
wheel with wire spokes. He has obtain- 
ed from the Buflialo Cycle Works two 
regular wheels sjich as they use on their 
well-known light roadster, fitted with 
the Thomas pneumatic tires, and will 
use them this afternoon on a sulky. 
Much interest is attached to the trial, as 
it will be the first time a regular bicycle 
wheel has been used on a sulky. — Buffa- 
lo Courier. — 

Miltoauhee Trade Kates. 

The weather, although exceedingly 
warm in Milwaukee for some time past, 
has produced no visible impression on 
the trade. A visit among the dealers 
found them aU in jolly spirits, and there 
was no exception to the report of doing 
a good business. Mfiwavikee is undoubt- 
edly one of the foremost cycling centres 
in the country, and witli a little more 
spirit displayed by her local wheelmen, 
dealers and manufacturers will soon 
place her in the van gviard, at the head 
of the "push." 

P. H. Sercombe, secretary of the Ser- 
combe-Bolte Manufactimng Company, 
was the heaviest rider in the Milwaukee 
road race. He rode one of the com- 
pany's twenty-seven pound racers and 
finished in forty-fourth place. The com- 
pany had seventeen of its racers in the 
race, and every one finished without 
accident. This is a good showing, and a 
flattering testimonial for the merit of the 

P. H. Sercombe is a hustler. He has 
Just incorporated a compjmy with a 
capital stock of ifSO.OOO for the manufac- 
ture of the Bolte automatic time-keeper. 
The incorporatoes ai"e James K. Illsley, 
Parker H. Sercombe and Harry .7. Paine. 
The organization will bo known as the 
National Time Recorder Company. The 

machine which the company will manu- 
facture is a patent of F. H. Bolte, and is 
one of great merit. It is designed to 
keep a daily record of the employes' 
time, and is to be used in factories, nulls, 
stores, etc. 

Andrae & Comj)any have received 
from the Pope Manufacturing Company 
a sample of the new Relay Columbia, 
actual weight twenty-seven and three- 
quarters pounds. The wheel is a beauty 
and has already attracted luany favora- 
ble comments from wheelmen. 

Peoria Trade, 

The midsummer bicycle trade in Peo- 
ria is what might be called good. Wheels 
are being sold in fairly large numbers by- 
all the houses in the city. During the 
latter part of July the retail trade was 
booming. Of course it is falling off a 
little, but not so much as in former 

J. W. Steinfield, representing the St. 
Louis Refrigerator and Wooden Gutter 
Company, was in Peoria last week with 
a line of cheap bicycles manufactured 
by this concern. It is manufucturing a 
very nice line of juvenile wheels and has 
had them on the market all this season. 
It expects to go into the business on a 
larger scale next year. 

H. G. Rouse sails for England in Sep- 
tember. He expects to be away about 
one month, and will combine business 
with pleasure, 

Arthur L. Atkins, who looks after the 
agents in the state of Ilhnois for Rouse, 
Hazard & Company, reports busmess in 
a very fair condition. Mr. Atkins covers 
the state vexy closely and is in a position 
to know. He has been connected with 
the bicycle business for a number of 
years and is one of the best posted men 
on the road. Laurel. 

Chicago Trade tTottings, 

E. C. Bode returned home this week, 
until the Moffatt company's affairs are 

C. D. Rice, assistant superintendent of 
the Pope Manufacturing Company's fac- 
tory, Hartford, was in Chicago last 

The Ames &, Frost company found 
it necessary last week to order 10,000 
more catalogues of the Imperials, a to- 
tal of 50,000 catalogues this season. 

The Humber-Rover Cycle Company 
may add another story to the building 
now occupied this season, to accommo- 
dately the rapidly increasing business. 

The Sercombe - Bolte Manufacturing 
Company, Milwaukee, contemplates 
manufacturing for itself and the bicycle 
trade another season, bicycle hubs and 

A Mueller, representing Hulbert 
Brothers and Company, of New York, 
manufacturers of wrenches and trousers 
guards, was along Cycle Row Monday. 
He rejjorted business in sundries very 

Since the Liberty safety was given up 
by the Spooner-Peterson Company, the 
Rockaway Manufacturing Company has 
opened negotiations with several large 
local firms with a view to next year's 

J. D, Adams, of the Fulton Machine 
Works Company, has taken charge at 
the factory in the absence of his partner, 
Mr. Leith. Mr. Adams formerly had 
charge of the Spooner-Peterson Compa- 
ny's repair shops. 

The two top floors of 26 1 Wabash ave- 
nue have been rented by the George R. 
Bid well Cycle Company, of New York, 
for the manufacture and repair of Bid- 
well (Thomas) tires. Two hundred tires 
a day will be tm-ned out here and 
prompt service guaranteed. Etl. Barrett, 


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Buffalo, N. Y. 

Gentlemen: — It affords me si'eat pleasure at all times to speak of the Buffalo Light Roadster, that yoii built for me last year. I have been rid- 
ing ten years now and have owned and ridden a number of different kinds and styles of bicycles. I have tried about all the different wheels on the 
market, and ought to know what the best wheel should be like. I know which wheel suits me best. I can conscientiously say that your wheel, or 
rather my wheel, is the strongest for the weight (37 lbs) of any wheel I have known. It is finely built on the most practical lines, and a^de from 
being a specially handsome bicycle it is complete, durable, and simplicity itself. I want no better safety. I used to think in common with hundreds 
of others that the "grand old ordinary" was about as near the ideal as we could ever get, but the times demanded a low-down wheel that was safer 
than the "sky-sweeper" and yet as durable. Of all the hundreds of "rovers," whether chain or gear, ratchet or ciank, long or short centres, long or 
short wheel base, two sizes of wheels and the hundred and one little details that make up the individualities of modern bicycles, I think you have em- 
bodied the essentials in the Buffalo Light lioadster in such a manner that it cannot be beaten. To me it is ihe sine quo non. 

Fraternally yours, CHAS. E. GATES. 
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foreman, Fred Fehler and Harry Spell- 
man have been sent on from the New 
York factory to take charge. A lire re- 
pair shop ia the basement of the Taylor 
Cycle (Company's store has been con- 
ducted temporaiily, but now all work is 
done at the new establishment. 

Ames & Frost sold a bill of goods last 
week, surprisingly large for this time of 
year, to W. D. Womack, of Kansas City. 
This included 500 Imperial A's. Mr. 
"Womack will open a large cycle store at 
Kansas Citj^, and branch houses in 
Wichita, Atchison and other towns. 

The Taylor Cycle Company will 
greatly enlarge its business next season, 
and especially the jobbing business. 
The latter branch has proven a jjaying 
investment this season. A large and 
complete repair department, under 
charge of competent workmen, will also 
be a feature. 

W. R. Walpole, secretary of the Ames 
& Frost Manufacturing Company, and 
Chas H, Sieg of the Sieg & Clementi 
CompauT, left with their families on 
Saturday last for the Lakesides near 
Burlington, Wisconsin, where with rod 
and cycle they will spend a much need- 
ed summer's vacation. 

The eliptical sprocket wheel is pract- 
ical, say old and experienced riders, and 
many are the inquiries for sprocket 
wheels at the Marble Cycle Company's 
store. These sprocket wheels only come 
on Freep art wheels and will be fitted to 
no other. The dead center, with these 
wheels, is entirely done away with. 

The Eclipse Factory to Move. 

The Eclipse Bicycle Factory, located 
now ac Indianapolis, will soon be moved 
to Beaver Falls, Pa. At a recent meet- 
i ng of New Brighton business men and 
those interested in the Indianapolis 
wheel, it was decided to organize a new 
company and to move the machinery, 
stock and employes to the Pennsylvania 
town. All the arrangements have been 
made, and as soon as the new charter is 
received and the pi-oper papers drawn 
up, the shop will be moved. All the 
stock subscribed has been paid up, and 
the new company will start out with a 
capital stock of $200,000. At present the 
company is employing 150 men at India- 
napolis, who will be taken east with their 
families. It is expected that a larj;e 
number of additional men will be em 
ployed when the factory gets located. 
Sept. 1 it is expected the works will be 
running full blast in the new location. 

N'eta Sicycle Matters. 

The New Britain Hardware Comi^any 
of Hartford, Conn., is contemplating the 
inanufactTU'e of a high grade bicycle in 
connection with its present business. No 
definite plans have as yet been made, 
but the project is strongly talked of by 
the management. 

A despatch from Beaver, Pa., says: 
"A committee, headed by J. S. Duss of 
the Economy Society, has gone to ludia- 
napoUs to negotiate for the purchase of 
a, bicycle manufacturing conceni there 
and its removal to tliis place. The stock 
has all been subscribed, a large block 
being taken by the Ecouomites." 

J'redicts More Fnlhit'es. 
Said a prommpnt dealer: "I watch 
for many more failures in the cycling 
trade, and find that backers for small 
cycle businesses are in greater demand 
than the supply. Many of these small 
manufacturers will go under this winter, 
mark my words." 

Lisle's Kew JHottoui liracket. 

One of the most important patents, 
relating to cycles, is that recently grant- 

ed Edward Lisle, of Sharratt & Lisle of 
Wolverhampton, Eng , being a new bot- 
tom bracket. The new style is now in 
use by Singer & Company as well as by 
Sharratt & Lisle, and is giving the best of 


A bottom brack- 
et, as ordinarily at- 
tached to t lie frame 
is brazed direct to 
the middle tube, 
<a^9 ^■iid the bearings 
\ fi rmed therein are 
I lable to be injured 
j by the heat em- 
^ ployed in brazing. 
Moreover, a brack- 
^ " ^ et so fixed cannot 

be removed for packing or repair. These 
inconveniences have been avoided by 
the use of what is known as a "swing 
bracket," which is connected with the 
framing by means of a transverse pin, 
which passes through ears on the bracket 
and through a block which is brazed to 
the middle of the tube, just as the ordi- 
nary bracket is usually brazed thereto. 
The swing bracket, however, being con- 
nected with the 

block is not found 
to be as rigid as is 
desirable, notwith- 
standing that an 
adjusting pin for 
use in tightening 
the chain is employ 
ed. This invention 
has for its object simple means by which 
the bottom bracket may be secured with 
perfect rigidity to the frame and be 
readily detached and replaced with the 
utmost facility. 

Thie above purpose is effected by braz- 
mg the end of the middle tube and fixing 
the bracket independently to such block 
by means of a screw or cottor bolts or 
shanks formed with or rigidly fixed to 
the bracket and 
passing through 
holes formed to re- 
ceive them in the 
block, such bolts or 
shanks being read- 
ily unscrewed 
when the bracket is to be removed. In 
the accompanying drawings', figure 1 is 
side elevation of the bracket and fixed 
block, showing the bracket secured re- 
movably to the block. Figure 2 is a 
front elevation of the same. Figure 3 is 
a plan of the same. Figure 4 is a view 
similar to figure 1, illustrating a slightly 
diflerent arrangement of the parts, and 
figure 5 is a front elevation of the con- 
struction seen in J^to.4. 
figure 4. ^^ p>- 

The block {A) is C^^ 
preferably stamp- 
ed in steel and is 
formed with pro- 
jections or plugs 
(a), as is usual with 
parts of like chaiacter, which are to be 
brazed to the tubes. These plugs enter 
within the ends of the respective tubes 
(cZ) by brazing the plugs (a) therein. The 
main length of the block is transverse to 
the longitudinal axis of the machine, 
and through the ends (6) therof are 
formed taper holes (/), as indicated by 
dotted lines m figures 1, 2, and 4. The 
bottom bracket (B) has taper shanks (/j) 


formed therewith, 

and to fix the 

bracket to the block 

(A) these taper 

shanks are pushed 

up into the taper 

holes through the 

i"| respective eyes in 

the end (6) of the block [A), and the 

bracket is securely held to the block by 

nuts (c) screwed onto the end of the 

shanks, which project above the block 
for this purpose. A perfectly rigid con- 
nection is thus formed between the 
bracket (B) and block (A) and the bracket 
may be readily removed by simply un- 
screwing the nuts (e) and drawing the 
shanks out of the holes in the block. 
The block {^4) is employed to unite the 
ends of the tubes (d) of the frame and to 
provide aperatured branches or parts (b) 
to re(!eive the shanks (//.) on the bracket 
{B). Usually the arrangement will be 
such that the axes of the tapered aper- 
tures or holes (/) will be vertical. 

JBtisiness is Quiet. 
"I do not think a traveling man in 
the cycle business can earn his car fare 
and expenses on the road." said a promi- 
nent dealer in cycle row. "I have no 
men out, and shall send none until time 
for next winter's business." 

jL Successful Light Wheel. 
The James is proving a very capable 
wheel in every respect, and even the 
path racers, weighing but twenty-three 
pounds, have been used on the road with- 
out mishap and with great success. In 
the Waukesha-Milwaukee road race one 
of these very light wheels went over the 
hilly and rocky course without a scratch, 
and it carried the rider into third place 
and ninth time. The fork crowns of the 
James look delicate, but in every in- 
stance of a smash-up they have not been 
even bent. It is really remarkable how 
these light wheels stand the racket. In 
the Waverly fifty-mile handicap road 
race, in Scotland, the James made the 
best time, and Russell, on a James tricy- 
cle, broke the Scottish road tricycle 
record doing 151 miles; previous record, 
155 miles. A number of Milwaukee men 
are no%v mounted on James, and others 
say they shall select that for their 
next season's wheel, 

Mr. Bridger has received some very 
flattering letters, among them these: 

I made U-i miles Sunday on my twenty-seven 
pounds James. It went througli -vvitliout a 
seratcli; didn't Imve to tighten a nut or adjust a 
bearing. Theodobe W. Sitith. 

La Cbo.ssb, AVis. 
I am touring through the nortliern part of this 
state, and wish you to Icnow liow well tlio "Jim- 
mie" stands these poor roads. Have made eighty 
miles to-day over almost im[iassalile roads. Just 
th'nk of it, a seventj^-six gear on a track racer, up 
and down hills 600 feet high ! Not a single part 
out of order. The James is all right. Every 
wheelman here is in love with it. Off to St. Paul, 
ninety two miles, tomorrow. A. E Powell. 

Trade tTottintfs. 

Horace Bell is in England seeking a 

William A, Rubey is a new repairer 
who has opened in Louisville, Ky. 

Stokes & Leeming, bicycle and gun re- 
pairing, 253 Dearborn street, room 1. We 
solicit difficult repairs. — Adv. 

The Common Sense Cycle Manufactur- 
ing Company is making preparations to 
place on the market a dianrond frame 
machine, built on Humber lines. 

Bettys & Smith, of Rochester, have 
one of their new B. & H, wheels nearly 
finished. It will be as light and grace- 
ful looking as any in the market. It re- 
sembles the Humber. 

The New Departure Bell Company of 
Bristol, Conn., has had a good season 
with its products. The Gentlemen's Ro- 
tary, No. 1, Ladies' Rotary, No. 2, and 
the Little Giant, No, 4, have all proved 
excellent goods and have taken well 
with the trade. 

In tlie twelve-mile road race at Lan- 
sing, Mich., last week, the Holbein 
Swift took first, second and third place, 
together with the time prize. The roads 
were bad, but the time, 30:30, is good con- 
sidering. The Swift has prov.dasgood 

a road wheel ae is on the market, and its 
many successes this season bear out this 

The Coventry Machinists' Company 
has received word that a crate contain- 
ing some new Swi't twenty two-pound 
racers is on- the water. There can be no 
doubt that these wheels will be extreme- 
ly popular with the racing fraternity, 
for Swifts always take well. 

If the young man who has from $80 to 
$135 to invest in a bicycle will put it into 
a first qualty colt, and take care of it, he 
will have a machine that will constantly 
increase in value and can travel as well 
over sand and up grade as elsewhere A 
wheel is soon worn out and becomes a 
dead loss. — N. Y. Farm Journal. 

William J. Seadly, assignee of W. J 
Percival & Company, Rochester, N. Y., 
dealers in bicycles, have filed an inven- 
tory of the value of the business in the 
clerk's office. The nominal value of the 
stock, contracts, etc., is $5,863.22; actual 
value, $2,992:75. The largest creditor 
is the Rockaway Manufacturing Com- 
pany, New "York, whose claim is $3,482,- 

The advertising department of the 
Overman Wheel Company has recently 
hit upon a novel method of advertising, 
arrangements for which were lately 
completed with one of the largest whole- 
sale selling dry goods agents in New 
York, whereby a cycle brand of bleached 
and unbleached cotton goods is to bear 
the Victor bicycle catch phrase, "Victors 
lead the world." 

The sale of the Sylph cycles this season 
has so far been very gratifying to the 
Rouse - Duryea Cycle Company. Al- 
though a little late getting this year's 
wheel on the market they report a nice 
business and the receipt of many flat- 
tering testimonials regarding the easy 
riding and running quallt es of ther 
machines. While they do not cater very 
much for foreign trade, they have, nevei- 
theless, sold some of 'these wheels in 
Canada, Mexico and England, be.-ide8 
scattering (hem all over tlie United 

Now that Zimmy has returned with 
his Raleigh, it looks as if he is going to 
carry off all the prizes, judging from his 
performances at Asbury Park on Friday 
and Saturday last. We also notice that 
on July 16 Bate won the St. Helen's 
championship, and on the same date, in 
the fifty kilometres (31 1-4 miles) road 
races of Italy, Melegnagno to Ladi, Se- 
Gugno and back, Signiori Ballerio, Gal- 
bani and Ruscelli, riding Ralelghs, were 
first, second and third. Again on the 
18th, at Sheffield, thirteen more prizes 
were won on this wdieel, including the 
N. C. U. local center championship. 

The success of rubber tires on bicycles 
has frequently led to attempts to increase 
the comfort of buggy and carriage rid- 
ing by fixing tires on the wheels, but in 
the majority of instances the attempt 
was not a success, as the tire either came 
off or wore out in a very short space of 
time. Since, however, pneumatic tires 
have displaced the solid ones on bicycles, 
the attempt Is being renewed, and bug- 
gies and other vehicles are likely to be 
seen on the boulevards in large nuinbers 
before loug, as noi-seless and free from 
vibration as bicycles. Carriage builders 
think there is an immense amount of 
money to be made out of vehicles with 
rubber tires on the wheels, and they are 
likely to keep on experimenting until 
they finally succeed in producing the 
desired article — N. Y. Journal. The fea- 
sibility of the scheme has been already 
demonstrated by Mr. Overman and 
others. That gentleman drives a cush- 
ion-tired, ball-bearing buggy regularly. 

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From C. A. Coleman, Kearney, Neb. July 19, 1892. 

Gentlemen:— I have just received a Worth, and have tried it, aud I find it 
one of the easiest riding and finest wheels that I have ever seen. You have the 
right thing in the right place. 

From F. Huffman, President Winona Bicycle Company. July 25, 1892. 

Gentlemen:— Although I have other wheels in stock, I will say that I would 
far rather walk than to ride any other wheel but my Worth, which is certainly the 
most perfect wheel made. I do not say this with the experience of only a few 
wheels, as I have ridden almost every wheel made, and I am in a position to judge. 
I would not part with my Worth for its weight in gold if I could not get another. 






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Safeties IFinning. 

London, July 30.— Tbe association of 
the Crypto geared ordinary with Frank 
Shorland's magnificent path feat at 
Heme Hill last week, when the sturdy 
road flyer pedaled 413 mile, 1,615 yards 
in a natural day, will not only prove a 
splendid advertisement for the new type 
of cycle, but will come as a sound con- 
firmation of the sanguine hopes of those 
who knew its merits. Attempts have 
been made in a few quarters to ignore 
the significance of the sign. "On a nice, 
light rear driver" we ai-e told that 
Frank Shorland w^ould have piled up a 
higher score. Of course this is not Mr. 
Boothroyd's opinion. He tliints that "on 
a nice, light front driver" J. M. James 
might have succeeded in hunting Shor- 
land home and forced him to eclipse his 
performance, grand as it was. Among 
persons who have not taken the trouble 
to ascertain, there exists an erroneous 
impression that the machine ridden by 
Shorland was considerably heavier than 
those used by the safetyidts. The New 
Howe safety ridden by James weighed 
twenty-eight pounds, while the Premiers 
used by Walsh and Brundrett certainly 
scaled as much. From Mr. Boothroyd 
himself I have learned that Shorland's 
mount (i. e.. the machine upon which he 
rode the greater part of the distance) 
weighed twenty-nine pounds. Its racing 
Boothroyd tires scale four pounds. Every 
part id made as light as prudence and ex- 
perience allow. The hubs are of steel, 
the tangent ppokes of fifteen gauge, and 
the forks of twenty gauge steel. When 
the possibilities of the new arrival be- 
come generally known, and some of our 
short-distance path riders find leisure and 
inclination to experiment with it, there 
will be some havoc made among the 
everyday path times and distances. 

Quite a number of makers whom I 
have reeently visited or met have con- 
fessed their intention of making a front 
driver their 1893 novelty, and are now 
quietly experimenting with various gears. 
Uocks of Ealing, Rickard of Kensington 
(who builds the famous Westminster 
light safeties) and the great New Howe 
firm, are among these converts determ- 
ined to take time by the forelock. 

The Premier Cycle Company, whose 
coming light safety I alluded to in my 
last letter, have at last allowed the out- 
side world 10 hear some particulars con- 
cerning the mystery. Not yet has a 
single machine reached London, but the 
news comes from Coventry, The novelty 
differs from other machines in being pro- 
duced of an entirely new patent lube, 
made by the company in their works. 
Instead of being drawn in a straight 
length, the tube is n^ade in the form of 
a scroll or spiral, a strip of thin steel 
being so wound that the lower edge is 
slightly overlapped by the upper, in which 
position it is brazed. It is stated that tub- 
ing so constructed is two or three times 
as strong as the weldless tube of the 
same weight, because ihe steel employed 
is of a much tougher quality than in the 
case of weldless tube after it is drawn. 
The difference in the appearance of the 
frame is scarcely noticeable and certainly 
does not detract from the machine's ap- 
pearance. The full roadsters of the new 
patern, complete with mud guards, 
brake, etc., will be under thirty two 
pounds in weight. The reputation of 
the Premier people for strong cycles is 
so well known that few will doubt the 

stability of the novelty, which I hope to 
describe more fully in a future letter. 

Messrs. Taylor, Cooper & Bednell have 
done well this season with the Raglans. 
Not merely hundreds, but thousands of 
the No. 12, a well stayed, semi-diamond 
safety, strong, smart and moderate in 
price, have been sold. The Raglan 
Leader, too, a high class thirty-pound 
roadster, has been in consideralle re- 
quest. Up to the present the Raglan 
firm has no intention of touching a 
front driver for next season's trade. 
They regard the new type as a passing 
eccentricity, doomed to sink into obliv- 
ion in the course of a season. 

The other day I met Mr. Harry Trav- 
ers, who controls Mr, Marston's Wolver- 
hampton factory, whence the Sunb ams 
issue. The twenty two pound Sunbeam 
safety naturally cropped up in conversa- 
tion, and I heard that two French racing 
men had just been supplied with these 
machines. Mr. Travers has the fullest 
confidence in their durableness, and in- 
formed me that the sixteen-pound, solid 
tire safety, upon which he used to race 
three or four years back, was still run- 
ning about on the road. Coming on 
rapidly is the Sunbeam extra light tri- 
cycle, which will weigh thirty-four 
pounds for a gentleman's use and a trifle 
moi-e when adapted for a woman's riding, 
Mr. Travers has experimented with alu 
minum,but thinks little of it, although 
he admitted that in certain parts of a 
cycle it might be introduced with advan- 

The Ormonde Cycle Company are 
highly satisfied with the immediate favor 
accorded to their Model D (Humber type) 
safety. The new pattern has sold well, 
and little wonder. Calling at their de- 
pot in Wells street, Oxford, this week, I 
had a chat with Mr. R. L. Ede, whose 
racing career received an unpleasant in- 
terruption this summer, the little wonder 
beirg prostrated with rheumatism, from 
which he has only recently recovered. If 
he can get fit he will pay some attention 
to the hoar safety record. I was shown 
a tricycle weighing forty-four pounds, 
suitable for either road or path work, 
which looked a well-designed, strong 
mount. There was also a juvenile racing 
safety, with twenty-four inch and 
twenty-six inch wheels, scaling twenty- 
four pounds, built to the order of a fond 
father. The Ormonde firm keep an im- 
mense stock at all times and sell no end 
of cushions. 

Another depot where cushioned mounts 
have been going very freely is that of 
Bayliss & Thomas, in Oxford street. A 
cycling club, formed of the members of 
a west end division of police, recently 
purchased thirty Excelsior safeties, and 
over 100 of these machines have been 
supplied this year to the London City 
Mission for the use of district visitors. 
Such purchasers as these are not usually 
fastidious and are content with sound, 
good machines at a reasonable price. 
The high grade models of the firm are 
conspicuous for theu- elegant finish, there 
being no stint in the nickel bestowed 
about their parts. 

Have you heard of the latest form of 
Dunlop racing tire? Instead of the can- 
vass tube, or pocket, being entirely cov- 
ered by a jacket of rubber, it is left par- 
tially exposed, protection from weather 
being secured by a coat of varnish. A 
strip of rubber, little more than an inch 
in width, surrounds the tire and forms 
the running surface. At present very 
few are in use, and only on the best 
tracks. A well-known crack who is 
using a pair declares them fifty yards in 
a mUe faster than ordinary racing Dun- 
lops, while their weight is under three 
pounds the pair, 

I recently dropped in at Carnage's, the 
cyclist's provider, in Hoi born, and found 

a host of novelties since my last visit. 
The enterprise of Oamage, and his alac- 
rity in supplying the latest and best 
things that cyclists need, at bottom 
prices, are a constant wonder to me. Mr. 
Gamage has succeeded in gaining the 
confidence and patronage of nearly every 
road and path man of note, and the pub- 
lic follow as a natural result. Mr. Gam- 
age knows how to advertise, and never 
conceals his latest good lines. The word 
trouble does not exist in his vocabulary, 
nor is its meaning known to his assist- 
ants. He sells everything — and more 
particularly shoes. Exquisite racing 
shoes of brown ooze calf, lined with cha- 
mois leather, made to fit perfectly, and 
fitted with blocks to order, are in great 
favor. The Shorland shoe is a new thing, 
fastened by a single strap instead of by 
lacing. It looks cool and comfortable, 
as also does the ventilated shoe, wherein 
the air circulates freely without risk of 
rain penetrating. 

The Toy's Hill climb, promotjed by the 
Catford Club last Saturday, resulted in a 
victory for the Southern safetv, a capital 
machine for hill work, made by the 
Southei-n Cycle Company, Southampton 
Wale, the Folkestone cycling gymnast 
who won the competition, had nine-inch 
cranks on his Southern, but the second 
man, Napier, used a Southern with ordi- 
nary cranks. This is the second year 
that the Southerns have made a conspicu 
ous show among other first class makes 
at Catford cUmbs. As the safety in 
question is quite equal in general merit, 
lightness and appearance to any other 
high class mount, those who desire to 
shine at hill riding should make a note of 
it. Stanley. 

I'neuriiatie Sulkies, 

Pneumatic-tired sulkies have scored a 
great success in the races in which they 
have been used this summer, and it is 
predicted that they will speedily super- 
cede the present style of trotting ma- 
chines. Budd Dobble is the j^rincipal 
promoter of the new sulky and is a 
stockholder in the Boston firm which 
makes them . 

The wheels of the new sulky resemble 
those of a pneumatic bicycle. They are 
less than three feet in diameter, are fit- 
ted with large rubber tires, inflated with 
air, and the axles are placed on ball 
bearings. The advantages derived are a 
diminution of weight, and absence of 
friction and an added facility in round- 
ing turns. Another advantage is a de- 
crease of the shocks and jars the driver 
is subjected to on the ordinary sulky 
over the smoothest courses. 

The inflated tire was first used in com- 
petition at the Detroit meeting, where 
Ed. Geers, the Village Farm trainer, 
won with Honest George in 2:16 before 
the queer looking vehicle, half a second 
below the record he bad made the day 
before with the ordinary sulky. At the 
same meeting Doble hitched Jack to the 
small wheels in the free-for-all trot, and 
won in the best time made for four con- 
secutive heats this season, winning the 
last three in 2:13 1-4, 2:15 3-4 and 2:15 1 4, 
the first heat going to Ryland T. in 
2:15 3 4. The pneumatic tire was also 
used with success by Geers, Starr, DoLle 
and other trainers at Cleveland and 
again at Buffalo this week, — Rochester 
Union and Advertiser. 

ler, King and Howard were in this 
party. Dr. Barker, B own, Cox, Kin- 
kead, Parker, Herrick, F, L. < liase and 
others returned via Libertyville and 
Wheeling. None finished until long af- 
ter nightfall. Colonel Lippincott treated 
the cyclists royally, setting a special 
dinner. Newman broke his wheel, Ber- 
ger punctured his tires, Vogtand Guinea 
gave up, and Spooner's right knee 
troubled him so much he returned by 
train. Heywood broke his wheel at 
Winnetka, and Wittstein, who was 
riding in from Fox Lake, loaned him 
his. A Winnetka boy loaned Jule 
Howard his wheel to fi^nish on, when he 
had brok 9n down at Winnetka. New- 
man punctured his tire near Libertyville 
but fixed it temporarily, 


Peoria's One-Day Tournament. 

Peokia, Aug. 9.— The tournament 
which wiU be held here September 27 
promises to be no small affair, consider- 
ing the fact that it is only a one-day 
meet. AU the Chicago fast riders and a 
a mmiber of the eastern flyers, the most 
prominent among them being Taylor 
and Zimmerman, have promised to be 
on hand. The prize list is being rapidly 
made up, and is already running into 
thousands of dollars. It is a well known 
fact that all the prizes given by the 
Peoria club at its tournaments were first- 
class in every respect, being both costly 
and useful. We do not intend to fall 
behind the times this year, and whatever 
prizes w-e put up wiU be well worth 
some hard riding. On the evening of 
the 27th the club will give a grand 
smoker to the visiting wheelmen and w e 
can assure all visitors that the P. B. C.'s 
cup of hospitality will be full to over- 
flowing during this meet, the same as in 
in the past. 

"Zimmy" can weU afford to come to 
the tournament city, as it means success 
to him in every race he enters. He has 
carried awaj'- more prizes from Peoria 
than any other racing man in the w^orld 
ever carried away from one city, and 
when he visits here in September he w ill 
certainly go away loaded (with prizes). 
There is also another attraction in this 
city for young men besides racing. One 
of Peoria's fairest ladies, and, by the 
way, a very wealthy one, thinks that the 
boy from Nevk' Jersey is "rather a nice 
sort of lad." This in a manner accounts 
for Zimmy's regular attendance at the 
Peoria meets. Laurel. 

A. Century WitJi Many MisJiups. 
A century run over the Elgin- Aurora 
course is easy as compared with the 
trip to Fox Lake and return. Sunday 
twenty Lincoln men started, thirteen 
finished the 120 miles to the city, and 
two, Barwise and Stokes, finished at 
Lake Geneva, Five of the party rode 

Nearly Heady, 

After a good long wait, the Illinois 
division road book is at last in sight. 
The seventeen maps are completed and 
in the hands of the printers, and the 
reading matter, nearly ready, is in L.W. 
Conkling's desk. The job has proven a 
long and arduous one to "Conk" and 
Steen, who have upset many difficulties 
which would have discouraged most 
men, Conkling has just returned from 
a trip through " Egypt," in the southern 
portion of the state, where he was sur- 
prised to find many good roads. His 
discoveries will all be made known be- 
tween the covers of this valuable book, 
which appears not later than September 
1. "It will be the best road book by 
long odds that was ever issued," said 
its enthusiastic compiler and author. 

across country to Waukegan, thence 

Chicagoward. Pollock, Heywood, Cay- I pension," adds Mr. Thome. 

Suspended for Sixty Days. 

W. C. Thorne, of the racing board, 
announces the suspension for sixty days 
from July 23, of C. D. Cutting, M. 
Schmitt, C. Henry Larsen, G. W. Coop- 
er, O. Olson and W, H. Bennett for 
competing in ihe unsanctioned race-i of 
the Y. M. C. A, at Parkside, July 33. 
" All amateurs are warned against com- 
peting with these persons in a cycle race 
of any hind during the period of sus- 



Miscellaneous Motes and I'arayraphs 
About niieelmen, 

Anderson, Ind., has 400 cyclists, eighty 
of them beias; females. 

Penville, Minn., has a new bicycle 
club, with twelve members. 

The city ordinances prevent the Grand 
Rapids wheelmen from coasting. Poor 
fellows! What next? 

It is estimated that there are some 6,125 
wheelmen and wheelwomen iuMinneapo- 
lis, whose machines are worth $646,700. 

The Louisville C. C. wants to have 100 
active members hj September, and has 
dropped the initiation fee from $16 to |10 

A Waukesha. Wis., cyclist ran into 
Dr. I. O. Summers on the sidewalk, and 
the gentleman of medicine flogged the 
youth with a w^alking-stick. 

The Winona, Minn., council has just 
passed an ordinance regulating bicycle 
riding. In certain portions of the city, 
however, wheels will be permitted on the 
sidewalks at a rate of speed not exceed- 
ing six miles an hour. 

Will Wynne and Will Caldwell, of 
Ealeigh, N. C, and Columbia, S. C, 
respectively, have agreed to ride across 
the continent on bicycles. They are to 
commence at Charleston, S. C, battery 
and finish at San Francisco, Cal. They 
start August 25. 

The Louisville C. C. has decided to 
hold a fall tournament, and Dr. H B. 
Tileston, W. A. Watts and W. B. Earle 
have been named as a committee to ar- 
range matters. Arrangements will be 
made (o hold the meet on the Auditorium 
track, and already several valuable pri- 
zes have been secured, two bicycles and 
a piano being on the list. 

Peoria's race track, on which so many 
records have been broken, would be put 
in condition for record breaking this 
fall, had H. G. Rouse the assurance that 
the Chicago men would go down. A 
few days given to record breaking 
would make an excellent drawing card, 
no doubt Peo'ia merchants would sub- 
scribe the prizes for such contests. 

The Logansport, Ind., wheelmen, aie 
complaining because they are brought to 
time for riding on the sidewalks of the 
place, and for scorching through the 
streets, while storekeepers are permitted 
to block the walks with boxes, barrels 
and the like, and horsemen are not hind- 
ered in their fast driving escapades. It 
would seem as if they really had some 
cause for complaint. 

The Montana division of the L. A. W. 
holds a state meet and tournament tomor- 
row at Helena. Chief Consul Duerfeldt is 
very enthusiastic, and states that the 
track is in readiness and will give all 
lovers of the sport a chance to try their 
speed. The committees appointed are: 
Arrangements — F. W. Mettler, Dr. D. 
Wait and G. R. Fisher. Race track— W. 
L Swendemnn, J, A. Harb and C. H. 
Cooper. Advertising— A. E. Holmes, 
H. B. Gibson and Gus Ehrenberg. 

A call at a certain cycling club house 
in Chicago recently revealed a state of 
filth in the lower regions which should 
put any cyclist interested at all in the 
club's welfare to shame, and yet a jani 
tor was employed. Filthy and over- 
filled spittoons adorned the floor, and an 
old pool table of many summers was 
seen. It was in horrible trim, all up-hill 
and down. In the kitchen was found 
filth and disorder galore; the stove was 
flowing over with rubbish and the smk 
full of filth from past lemonade treats 
and watermelon deals, while on the 
floor reclined three or four empty beer 
bottles and a dirty glass. Look up your 

huirouiidings, fellow-club men, and if 
the cap fits, why, put it on, and see that 
the janitor is tired or a difl:erent order 
of things exists, if you would have 
strangers carry away a good impression. 


PiiUman Vestibuled Buffet Sleeping Car 

Commencing June 26, and continuing 
through the tourist season, the Chicago 
and Grand Trunk Railway will run a 
PuCman Vestibuled Buffet sleeping car 
of the most modern pattern through, 
without change, from Chicago to Port- 
land, via Toronto and Montreal, leaving 
Chicago at 3:00 p. m. daily except Satur- 
day, arriving at Portland for breakfast 
second morning. On this train there 
will be a Pullman car for Old Orchard 
Beach, and tourists for all north Atlantic 
seaside and mountain resorts will find 
this improved through service worthy of 
patronage. Secure sleeping car reserva- 
tions and«further information by apply- 
ing to E. H. Hughes, 
General Western Passenger Agent, 

9-4 No. 103 South Clark St., Chicago. 

A Jfrize Sen I'arly. 
If three hundred hens lay three hund- 
red eggs in three hundred days, how 
many hens will it take to lay one hund- 
red eggs in one hundred days? To 
the first person answering the above 
problem correctly the publishers of 
the Ladies' Pictorial Weekly will give 
an elegant Upright Piano, valued 
at $325, or its equivalent in cash, as 
preferred. To the second person wdll be 
jiiven an elegant Safety Bicycle, valued 
at $125. or its equivalent in cash. To 
the third person, a handsome Gold 
Watch, valued at $75, or its equivalent 
in cash. The next fifty persons sending 
correct answ^ers will each receive a priie, 
valued at from twenty-five dollars to five 
dollars. Prizes awarded in the Tt. S. will 
be sent free of duty. Contestants must 
enclose with their answer a U. S. postal 
note for thirty cents (or fifteen U. S. 
two-cent stamps) for one-month's trial 
subscription to the Ladies' Pictorial 
Wefkly, which is one of the handsomest 
and best ladies' weekly publications on 
this contment; the object in ofl'ering this 
prize contest is to introduce it to new- 
families and increase its permanent sub- 
scription list. W e gurrantee that prizes 
will be awarded strictly in order of 
merit. The date of i)ostmark on letters 
is given precedence, so that persons liv- 
ing at a distance have just as good an 
opportunity of securing a valuable prize. 
Address, Ladies' Pictokial Company, 
"E," Toronto, Canada. — 14^2. 

ar:b^ you in thb swim? 

If you are a Bicycle Rider or Dealer we would 
advise you to look up the Sprinter Safety, manu- 
factured by the Luburg Mfg. Co., of Philadelphia. 
It is one of the neatest designs, and best finished 
wheels that we have ever seen, and from what 
we can see and learn the material and workman- 
ship IS the best that m^oney can produce. The 
Closure Self-Healing Tires are certainly a great 
success. We were shown a pair of tires tliat have 
been in use nearly six months, with about fifty 
punctures, made by pins, tacks, knives, nails, etc., 
no air has escaped and they seem to be very resi- 
lient. The Luburg Company are up to the times; 
they are soliciting good reijresentatives aU 
through the United States, and are allowing lib- 
era! discounts on these machines, also on sim- 
dries A handsome 40 page catalogue has just 
been issued, which they will mail on application. 


Cushion Tyres, - $100. 
Pneumatic Tyres, - $115. 

The PURITAN is the Best Built Bicycle in 
America today. We will be glad to send full in- 
formation and circulars. It has Diamond Frame, 
Long Wheel Base, ALL BALL BEARINGS, and 
Best Seamless STEEL TU3ING. We are fitting 
Cushion and Pneumatic Tyres to all makes of 
Safety Bicycles. Price, Cushions from $'0 to 
$20; Pneumatics, $18 to $30. For a limited per- 
iod we will deliver All Work Freight Prepaid to 
any address in America. Liberal discounts to 


74 Union St., - Portland, Me. 

Machinery of most SX^AMI^MSS COIDDRAWN Seamless and Brazed Brass 

Modern practice for ST^^X TUBE-MAKING, And Copper Tube-Making 


Vacuum :Pans, Centrifuanls, Engines, lioilevs, JEtc. 

W^ire Drawing and Rolling Mills. 
SAMUEL FISHER & CO, Nile Foundry, 

Established 50 Years. eow BIRMINGHAM, ENG. 


y4lANS0N\ NEWARK,N.J. 219-221 MARKETS!. /^SEN^D \ 
A^Ce-^ CHICAGO, 35-37 SXf^W STX~'^^~/ 

"Perfect" Pnenmatic Pump Holder. 

Best and Most Convenient device for carrying a Pneumatic Pump on a 
bicycle. Thoroughly adjustable and easUy attached to any part of the 
machine. iNo over-crowded tool-bags. Pump is always convenient, 
and all vexatious delays are avoided. 

Handsomely Nickel-plated. 

For Sale Everywhere. „^ 

PRICE 85c. Each. 


172 Ninth Avenue, NEW YORK. 


Price 15 Cents. Enamel Finish. 


Will more firmly hold the trousers, not nearly so conspicuous, do 
not take up so much space in the pocket, easily reshaped if bent, and 
are superior to all others on the market. 

Send for sample pair. Living discount to the trade. 



741 9th Street, WASHINGTON, D. C. 


"° Joliet Pneumatic, never used 

List, $135.00 
= Joliet Cushion, never used 

List, $125.C0 
°Ben-Hur Pneumatic, shop 

worn; List, $100.00 
° New Vassar Ladies' Safety 

List, $105.00 
= New Student Ladies' Pneu- . 

° FeatherstonePneumatic,used 

one season 
° Joliet Cushion, used two _ 

1^^ Moffat, 

good as new 

= Tourist Pneumatic, run 200 
mi les 

J. J. YOUNG, Joliet, m. 


■ 80.00 

■ 75-00 

■ 75-00 
- 90.00 

■ 50.00 
• 50.00 




Put on or taken off in a 


rrice, .$1.23. 



174 N. Broad St, PhUa. 

(Electros furnished.) 

L. H. Bannister of Youngstown (O.) 
is credited with having ridden 118 miles 
in 10 hr,s.,23min. The course was to 
Payne's Corners, to Vienna, and back to 
Youngstown. It took five trips over 
this ground to make up the 118 mUes. 


IMPORTED— Quick Delivery, 

Braekets, Low PRICES, 

Quotations Given. 









Rims, fte. 


^E^ER MI3>rD THIS 1 
JOHN SHAW & SONS, Coventry, 


Hollow Fork Manufrs. in the World. 


JJJE* TO D^TE....1892....UP» TO D^TE. 


Licensors of the 


a0ta •fth«t« popuU»r fitUnw* aup^ied iHth or M>i«**w( Xmtfm MrtHfttH; 

I. A. WESTON & CO., 

JANESVILLE (near Syracuse), N, Y., 


Wheels only. Solid, Cushion and Pneumatic. 
Everyone using our wheels can tell you about them. 
Send to us for lists with prices and discounts. 
To those going to manufacture bicycles later 
On, we shall be especially glad to hear from. 
Newmatics of any make wanted. 

We are making these splendid machines for the trade, from 22 lbs. to 33 lbs., guaranteed at'low 
est possible prices. 

FRENCH & SONS. Balham, England. 

Extraordinary Value in Cycles ! 


Percy Street Works, COVENTRY, 

Manufacturers of tne 


Illustrated Price List Free. 

A_2!:eiits "W"aiited EvervAvliere I 

Thousands of Testimonials. 


Cushion Tires, $135. Pneumatic Tires, $150. 



Are shipping tfie 


to the best people in tfie land. 


Hollow Rims on all our Machines. 




Manufactured by— 



Highest Possible Grade. We Challenge the World. 


This is not a new wheel, but one with a Big Reputation in the Old Country. 

ib^ro better ^naaterial can iDe bon^lit. Best cold - draTvn ^weldless 

steel Tube, bntted Spokes, roller Oliaiii. 


Patent Combination Spring and Hammock Saddle. Absorbs all rear wheel vibration. 
Adjustment to rider's weight. No side motion. Saves rider and machine. 
Most simple and effective canting arrangement. Simple, Graceful, Strong. 


Rouse, Hazard & Co., Peoria, 111., Western Jobbing Agents. 
THORSMN & CASSADY, Chicago, Agents. 



SECURE, a free from danger, safe: v.a. to make safe. 

Webster's Dictionary gives the above defi- 
nition of Secure, but of course Daniel was 
not referring to cycles ; but what more does a 
rider want in a wheel than lightness in 
weight, beauty in appearance, and freedom 
from breaking, which are all to be found in the 




Agents wanted everywhere. Write for Catalogue. 

Does AdYertlsing Pay? L^'^^^z^'^ts^ryt 

that ITS patrons think it does Write for terms. 

'^ Wheels and Wheeling"" 


By LUTHER H. POhTER, author of "Cycling 
for Health and Pleasure." 

400 Pages. sz6 Illustrations. 

This book is a companion volume to "Cycling for 
Health and Pleasure," which met with great suc- 
cess, but contains nearly twice as much matter. 
It is crowded with interesting and curious infor- 
mation. Beside treating of Cycling in the United 
States, the L. A. W„ Macadam Eoads, and many 
other topics, it deals exhaustively with Pneumatic 
and Cushion Tires, giving illustrations of over 
sixty varieties, and describing in detail their con- 
struction and care. 

This Information is Collected Nowhere 


PRICE, - 750., POST PAID. 
WHEELMAN CO., PubUshers, 

12 Pearl Street, BOSTON, MASS. 

Fathers, Brothers^ 
Uncles and Cousins 

Taleinff the Jjit- 
tle Ones out on their 
Safeties at a Very 
Moderate Enc-pense, 
by using the 


Simplest, cheapest, neatest and best device for 
the purpose, and perfectly safe. Price, $2.50. For 
sale by all dealers. Manufactured by 

A. H. GOETTING, Springfield, Mass. 

The Only JReliable 

Cyele Umbrella 

Will fit any safety 
made, on any umbrella. 
When not in use can be 
reversed top down and 
out of sight. 

Also for Club Colors, Flag Bearer Relay, Mili- 
tary Lantern Parades, and indispensable tor 
Tom-ists' uses. Pi-ice, per nickeled holder, f 3.00; 
special umbrella, $2.00. Liberal discounts to the 
trade. H. Slotterbeck. Pacific Coast Agent, Los 
Angeles, Cal. FRANCIS J. WERNETH. 806 
Druid Hill Avenue, Baltimore, Md. P. S.— All m- 
friiigements will be prosecuted. 

Geo. H. Benedict & Co., 

175-177 So. Clark St., CHICAGO. 

Hello I— 1700. 


PHOTO, Zmc, Etching, Map and Wood Engraving 



I Be sure to send for free sam-: 

pies and measure blanks. Clubi 

.Uniforms a specialty. L. A.W. ' 

Coats, $8. Knee Breeches, $4.; 

Punnett's celebrated Jersey Cloth 

Knee Breeches, only $4 a pair. Bi-: 

cycle Caps, Hose, Pins, Tights.l 

, - gold or silver Letters, Punnett's In. 

visible Pants Holdew, 25c. a pair. Be sure to write now.i 

R. A. PUNNETT, Tailor and Athletic Outfitter.*' 1 

^ „ , , 98 & 100 West Ave. , Rochester, N y'. < 

All stnctly first-class work at waderate prices. 










Our goods in use from San Francisco 
to St. Petersburg. 




The ONtY Stand made that will sup. 

port at the center any Safety made. 
Raise Front or Rear Wheel for 
Cleaning:. Oiling, Adjusting, etc. 

I Instantly adjustable. Always in order. 

' Price H1.35. For sale by all Dealers. 

Send for Catalogue and full description 10 



Wopk^:Lbn^ Acre, London. >^ 

EsTAB" 1806 , ,, , Entd AT Stationers' Hall, 


The "Inflexible" C ycles. 

^ooD Agents wanted to push these high class machines. 

^OR lightness and strength combined with excellence of de- 
sign, material and workmanship, they cannot be surpassed. 
They are moderate in price, and for finish they will compare 
favorably with the highest grade. 

They are made of the best weldless steel tubing through- 
out, and are guaranteed, not for a season, but for all time. 

We are not newly hatched, but makers and riders since 


Sole Mfrs.— 

The Inflexible Works Go., Wolverhampton, England. 

Cablegrams— "Inflexible,' Wolverhampton, England. 

Strong, Light, Graceful and Durable. 

PRICE, $6.00. 

Manufacturers and Jobbers should get our terms. 





2-inch Pneumatic Tires, $ioo. 
1 1-4 inch Cushion Tires, $75. 


Liberal Discounts to JOBBERS in Unoccu- 
pied Territory. 




Excelsior 'Works, 
Sellv Oak and Boiarnbrook, 



Seamless Steel Tubes. 


Patentees and Sole Manufacturers of Hudson's World 



For Cycles and other road vehicles. 


Grandest Light. 
Perfect Combustion. 
Imitated by every 
Cycle Lamp maker. 
Constructed on Purely 
Scientific Principles. 


Always Clean. 

No Smoke. 

Outcome of 5 Tears Careful 

Study and Experiments. 

Protected by 7 Patents 

and 3 Registrations. 

goods has been so great that we have been compelled to abstain from advertising in America, or even 
soliciting orders; however, having increased facilities, we are prepared to supply promptly, and will 
quote special low prices for the American market. 

Eastern Agent, The Metropolitan Hardware Co., New York 

Agents wanted for the Western States. 

List free from H MILLER & CO., Birmingham, England, 



Absolutely the Highest Gra de Cycle Built 

Aluminum Alloys and Spiral Fibre Tubing used in their 
construction. Our heaviest Roadster weighs only 35 lbs. 
Apply early for 1893 agencies and territory. 


21 Centre St., N. Y. City. 




.J' PARAGON''... 

Pftr ^y^^^^' Boilers and Engineering 
A "*■ purposes generally 


Also Manuafacturers of Rolled Brass, Brass and Copper Sheets, Wire and Tubes, 
Cartridge and other Metals. Brass Solder for Cycle work. 


SHORTHOUSE, Birmingham, Eng. 
Spring Hill Mills. - - . : . Mstablished 1851. 



^baoxns 1-3-4, 71 and 73 Randolph Street, CHICAGO. 


Pneumatic and Cushion Tires Fitted to Any Style of WJieel. 

Agency for the Chainless Telegram, Irwell, Belsize, 
Royals, etc., etc, 

-;- Bicycling News -:- 

The Oldest Cycling Paper in the World. 




" BICYCLING NEWS is now about the most readable of all the English 
cycling papers." — Irish Cyclist. 

SUBSCRIPTION: Two Dollars per annum. 

jILIFFE & SON, 19 Hertford St., Coventry, Eng. 

THE REFEREE PUB. CO,, Caxton Building, Chicago 

A Reliable Cyclometer at Last . . . 


Free from cams or springs. 
Simple and positive in action. 
For 26 in., 28 in., 30 in. and 
32 in. wheels. 

Price, n/cke/ed, $10 

Send for descriptive circular. 
Special discounts to agents. 


270-272 V^abash Ave., 

306-310 West 59th St., 



IV/th Thomas Pneu. Tires, $125 
With 1 1-4 in. Cushion, $100 

Chicago, December 2, 1891 . 
LOUIS JORDAN, 71 and 73 East Randolph St. 

Dear Sir .-—Your Bolte Indestructible Pneumatic Tires fitted to my Singer 
wheel last week, I think are a success. I do not say so because they are on my 
wheel and " I am in it," but because I feel satisfied after riding a century upon 
them, that they are good, honest, practical tires ; well made, well applied, easy to 
repair and renew, and last, but not least, the valves are ARE AIR-TIGHT. To me 
the tires ride just as easily as does the Dunlor tire, which I have ridden this past 
season. Your application of, these tires to my solid tirsd wheel, alteration of frame, 
etc., for same at moderate expense, shows me what can be done and that the peo- 
ple m Milwaukee are, or have, A "HEAD" as to Pneumatic Tires for ROUGH 
ROADS, You have my hearty recommendation. Respectfully, 

H. D, WARD, 


Equally adapieu tor ladies or gentlemen. 


Send for Catalog. 



Output one 'ton per day. 

Largest sale in the world. 

Best quality, lowest price. 




The "Marriott" Racer, No, 15, 


Paris to 



July 3, 1892. 

Weight, Eacer, about 27' lbs. Liglit KoacKI er abou t 'i-Z lbs. Dunlop Tyred. 

WE are now open to treat Witt a few reliable dealers for Next Season's Supplies. Write for 
Illustrated CBtalogues and Terms. 

Mvery Machine bears our Registered Trade Mark. 

And 71 QUEEN ST., LONDON, E. C. 


EVER\ Cycle Dealer_should get our quotations onlBicycle Sundries before buying elsewhere. We 
carry over f 10,000 worth of Cycle Accessories in stocic, and can quote prices that will brine 
your orders. We are specially well situated on the foUowing goods : Three Spring English Saddles, 
'f'^^RL^r^'c?." fa^'^iy^l^''^* ^r;,' ^"^^ "^^i^^ lo^e^ ™ P™e; ^e seU over 1,000 a month), Special 
lool Bags. Sheet Steel Wrenches, Trouser Guards, Birch Automatic Cycle Locks, Tire Tape, Cement, 

not teas? ^R^^^'ak^^s' Pum^"''*^ ^®"^' ^"^^^^ ^"^^^' *^*^^' ^'^®^*®''^' Lamps, Cycle Horns, and last but 


285 Wabash Ave., Chicago. 





Eastern and Canadian Points 

In Comiection -with the G-REAT WESTERN DIVISION o.f the GRAND TRUNK 

Niaoara Fans, Tliousand islands, 

and Rapids of the St. Lawrence, and to the Seaside and Mountain Resorts in the East. 

^I IM M F R THI IRl ^T^ ShouW send their address to B. H. Hushes, General Western 
tyU/ll/llDIV 1 VUIVIO 1 tJ Passenger Agent, Chicago & Grand Trunk Railway, 103 South 
Dlark Street, Chicago, III., and ask for particulars regarding Summer Tours, Chicago to Niagara 
Falls, the Thousand Islands, the Adirondacks, the White Mountains, and the summer resorts o^ 
Hie coast of Maine, which will be sent to all applicants free of charge. SALE OF SUMMEI 

Magnificent New Pullman Sleepers 

!6tiiGaao and Detroit, 
Gnicago and Saginaw Valley, 
eniGago and fill Canadian Points, 
Glilcago and Boston. 

CANADIAN BAGGAGE. ha^rih^T^^lagre^x^^a S 

passed customs and checked to destination at our depot in Chicago, thereby avoid™ 
%g annoyance and delay at the Canadian frontier. j' ^ 

Poi' Tickets at lowest Rates, apply at ticket offices In tb^ 
^iFGStt or to 

a Oenercd Western Passenger Agent, 

103 South Clark St., CHICAGO. 

Spring Tension, 




They say: 
It's a Beauty! 
It Rides Easy ! 
No Soreness ! 
It gives entire 
satisfaction ! 
Have tried sev- 
eral and it beats 
them all. 

Send for a Sample and try for yourself. 

Manufacturers wiU do well to communicate with us. We want you to have the BEST. 
We want to help you sell your wheel, and our Saddle will do it. 


Manufacturers of Saddles, Child's Seats, Luggage Carriers, 
IT Elm and i6 Courtland St., Rochester, N. Y. 


Pneumatlc Saddle. 

When you ride the other kinds they wiU make their mark 
on you every time. 

Write for Prices of Saddles, Toe Clips, Pedals, Dust-proof 
Tool Bags, BaUs, efij. 

J. A. HUNT & CO., Westboro, 

We protect our customers. 


Our Improved Regular Leather Top Saddle 
Style B, or Scorchers. Very easy and light 

Our Pneumatic 

Top Saddle, 

Style A. 

Solid Comtort. 

Neio YorJc, are our Special Agents. 
G-oods Sell Everv rime. 

To jLthletes, Cyclists, Baseball and Foot 

balHsts, Morse-hach Riders, Boxers 

and Oarsmen, when yoti toant to 

ride, rtm, 'walh, roiv, skate or 

swim a, louff distance, JJSE 


W. J. SPICER, General Manager, 
GEO. B. REEVE, Traffic Manager. 
W. E. DAVIS, Gen. Pass. &Tkt. Agt. 


L. J. SEARGEANT, Gen. Manager^ 
WM. EDGAR, Gen. Pass. Agent, 


It is a marvelous preparation for Strengthening 
the Muscular System. With Anti-StifE there is no 
faith requu-ed ; it goes straight for the muscles, 
and you can feel it at work. It has a peculiarly 
warming, comforting, and stimulating effect on 
all weak or stiff muscles and sinews. Quick in 
its action, cleanly and pleasant in use. 

_Ruh it into the muscles every night for a fort- 
night, and you will be pleased at its supporting 
and strengthenmg properties. There is not, nor 
has been, anything like it till now. It differs from 
all OUs, Embrocations and Linunents, both in 
substance and effect. Some Athletes are so fond 
of it that they rub it all over them. 

Price, SOe. and 3Se. per box. 

Trainer's Size, $1.00. 

E. FOUGERA & CO., Agents for U. S., 

30 N. William Street, N. Y. 


(""YCLE Makers, Carriage Builders, etc., sup- 
^ pUed with Gold and Colored Transfers. 2,000 
Designs to select from. Largest manufacturer in 
the world. W. GA^T, City Transfer Works, 
1 Washington st., and Gough St., Birming- 
ham,, England. Dec. 14-92 ' 


Endless Straps worked with thumb-screws and 
ratchet. 1^- Write for circulars and terms to 
the trade. 

227 BROADWAY, N. Y. 

"According to Hoyle" 

Have your Bicycle Repaired and Thoroughly 
Overhauled by the Veteran Repafrer. 

Over twenty years factory and repah- shop ex- 
IJenence with makers c t Rudge, Rover, Rival, 
Rapid, Rambler, Premier, Humber, Singer 
Swift, &c., &c. Highest testunonials from 
Amencan and English flyers of the path. 


i:nami:i,z,ing, mth- 

Be sure you see HOYLE, 5-7 Madison-st. E.. 
Bet. Michigan andlWabash-aves., CSiioago. 
















A frame upon which makers or agents may put their *' transfer" with a knowledge that 
the machine will give satisfaction. It is designed for a long wheel base. 




Are the Guaranteed Leaders. 
Agents Wanted. 
Catalogue Free. 

Sere's the rig that is sure to please, 
Gives you tlie veiinf greatest ease, 
Slides your saddle ahead to climb a hill, 
Then slide it baclt to suit your xvill. 

Perry Bros. & George's 


Patented 1892. MANUFACTURED BY 


CONCORD, ]Sr. M., IT. S. JL. 

Best and most efficient Bicycle attachmeAt on the market. Eecommended by every one who has 
tried its merits. If you want to get there first just put one on your wheel. 

■« / /^ f T can climb larger hills with greater ease 
w I I I I °^° ^^^y y^^'' position on a long run and rest yom-selt. 
• • • I V.-^ ^/ can do as you please about it, but we 
advise you to give it a trial at once. 




A Stamped Metal Top. 


A Clear Sharp Tone. 



21 13 Ridge Avenue. 1209 Buttonwood St. 

Price 50c. Agents Wanted Everywhere. Liberal Discounts. 


^^ ■■^ 


Northern "X" Safety, No. a. 

1892 Lists I*ost Free. 

A really High-Glass Machine, built with Steel Tubular FraiiM ai 
Stampings; Ball Bearings to all parts, including Head 

This Machine still leads the way, bo& on Bead and Track, rkien af it kftT- 
ing won many Races and Olub Cbamioonshipe during the past seaaoa. 

1892 Lists I>ost Free. 

Dunlop, Clincher, Boothroyd, or Smith's 

Pneumatic Tyres fitted to Order. 



J. DEVEY & CO., 


wta I r-gfa. saMP or 1 1-4 in. cvsBioN TIKES. Price £14. Befwick-on-Tweed, Qooo AGENTS WANTED. England. 
Telegrams: "Goodby," Wolverhampton. ESTABLISHED 1875. 

Largest Cycle Manufacturers in Wolverhampton, England. 

Oar New Pattern Diaiond Frame Safetj '92. 

Solid Tire, ;^ii ; Cushion, £1^. 

Best and Cheapest Machines 

IN THE WORLD. ^^ Send for Lists, Frea 
tn tx tn 

finnnRV J& QAN " Reliance " Cycle Works, 
. UUUl/DI a OVil, Petit St., Wolverhampton, Eng. 

IS jS xS 
Gkiod Agents Wanted all oyer America to push the sale of our machines. 

Holland Automatic Safety Stand. 

(patent applied for.) 
Easily and Speedily Attached to any Central Tube, Diamond or Drop Frame Safety. NEVER IN 
THE WAY OF THE Rn)ER. WiU hold machine upright on any level place. Machine cannot 
fall either way. JBotJi arms worh in unison, up or down, when operated from either 
side of machine. It cannot rattle. Adds to the appearance of the machine and weighs but a trifle. 
Full Nickel-plated with Rubber Tips— cannot mar the finish. FRICE, $8.00. 

LINCOLN HOLLAND, Inventor and Manufr., S. Framingham, Mass. 





Dr. Jaegers Sanitary Clothing, 

And Official Outfitter to the Cycle Touring Olub. 



A. W. Gump & Co., 

Dayton, Ohio. 

2,ooo Wheels in Stock. Lists free. 

ROYAL SAFETIES, $125 grade, full ball, cushion tires, 

diamond frame, 30 in. wheels, $75 list. 
An Odd Lot of New Late Pattern Safeties, such as VICTORS, 

MOFFATS, SPEEDYS, UNIONS, etc., at low prices. 
ANOTHER BARGAIN, A lot of New $145 Pneumatic 

Safeties for $95, 

6,000 wm 

is the distance traveled by Mr. A. G. Powell with a 

Hilliard Cyclometer, 

and it is as good as the day he bought it. 

The Hilliard Cyclometer 

is the Ughtest, neatest, cheapest and most accu- 
I'ate. Can be seen from saddle. Every one is 
guaranteed. WiU send a cyclometer to any ad- 
dress upon receipt of price, $8.50. Send for one 
of om' mileage books. Free. Agents wanted. 


1220 Filbert St. PHILADELPHIA, PA. 

Ur Missed his Opportunity! BO^'T Miss 

nC 1 out 8, JSeader. Tne majority neclect their op 
portunitios, and from that cause live in p veity and die lu 
obscurity! Harrowing despair is the lot of many, as they 
look back on lost, foreyerlost, opportunity. I..ife&8pass. 
ingr! Reach oat. Be up and doing. Improve your opportu- 
nity, and secure prosperity, promiueuce, peace. It was said 
by a philosoplier, that "the Goddess of Fortune offers a 
golden opporcuuity to each person atsomeperiod of life; 
embrace the cliance, and she pours out her i-iches; fail to do 
so and she departs, never to return." How shall you find 
the GOLDEN opportunity? Investigate every chance that 
appears woi thy. and of fair promise ; that is what all suc- 
cessful men do. 11 ere is an opportunity, sucliasisnotoften 
within thereacli ut laboring people. Improved, it wlU give, 
at least, a grand start in life. The goldkn opportunity for 
many is here. M«»n©y to be made rapidly and honorably 
by any industrious person of either sex. All ages. You can 
do the work and live at home, wlierever yon are. Even be- 
ginners are easily earning from J85 to ^lO per day. Yon 
can do as well if yon will work, not too hard, but industri- 
ously; and you can increase your income as you go on. You 
cangivespare time only, or all your time to the work. Easy 
to learn. Capital not required. We start you. AH is com- 
paratively new and really wonderful. We instruct and 
show you how. free. Failure unknown among our work- 
ers. No room to explain here. Write and learn all free, 
by return mail. Unwise to delay. Address at once. H. 
Uallett <& Co., Box 880, Portland, Maine. 


These metallic cases are nickel plated and are 
very neat and attractive. Can be conveniently 
carried in the pocket or placed in the tool bag. 
Each case contains a double tube of Red Cross 
Cement, a roll of our Pm-e Giun Patching, a sheet 
of Emery and a sheet of Friction Cloth. 

Sent to any address upon receipt of regular 
price, 7Sc. Manufactured by 

A. U. BETTS & CO., 

Toledo, Ohio. 

OR PT7MTnQ For 25 cents in silver, or 2 
CiO V^JliilO. cent stamps, I will print 
your name and address, and send it to aU 
the cycling, athletic and sporting journals 
pubUshed in the U. S., Canada and England ; 
also to 100 poUtical and literary newspapers 
and magazines and request them to mail 
you sample copies. You will get more papers, 
circulars, magazhies, etc., than you have received 
the past five years. This is a bonaflde offer and I 
will do as I agree. M. F. HISING, Box 7, 
Marshall, Missouri. 

"Sweet Chiming Bells of Long Ago" 
were not so siveet as the 


Weight but 8 oz. 

JPrice, $1,50 

Endorsed by members of the L. A. W. Ask 
yom- dealer or send for one. You will be more 
than satisfl.ed. 

2 Paik.Square, Boston, Mass., U. S. A. 


-:■ Machine, Variety Iron and Tool Works. -:- 

431 ST. CLAIE ST., TOLEDO, OHIO. Established 1876. Manufacturer of SPECIAL PATENT 
ED TOOLS for the manufacture of WIRE and METAL WHEELS, POWER and HAND PUNCHING 
IDEAL SELF-OILING ADJUSTABLE PUNCH CHUCK. Designer and Builder of Machines and Tool 
for WELDING TIRES on aU Irregular Shaped Work; forms MUD GUARDS and drawing BRACE 
TIRE PUNCHES, special for Punching Tires. PRESS to FORCE SPROCKET WHEEL on Pedal 
special tools. Beaver VaUey GAS FURNACE for heating to Weld and Braze, et«. Spoke Heading 
Machines, Spoke Threading Machines. 


Xantifaeturers of all ICinds of 

Cycle Saddles, Accoutrements, and all 


to the Cycle Trade. 

A.. 60. Satntnock Saddle. 

Works : 20 Lower Hurst-st., East Birmingham, Eng. 
Show Rooms : 54 Holborn Viaduct, London, E. C. 

Pioneer Cycling News Dealers. 

Wm. A. Fletcher & Co, 

43 E. Van Buren St., Chicago, 

Near Wabash Avenue. 


EUROPE— Cycling, Wheeling, Bicycling News, 
The Cyclist, British Sport, Northern Wheeler, 
Irish Cyclist, Scotch Cyclist, Sport and Play, Atli- 
letic and Dramatic News. 

UNITED STATES— The Refekee, The Bear- 
ings, The Wheel, L. A. W. Bulletin, American 
Wheelman, American Cyclist, Wheelman's Ga- 
zette, Outing, etc. 

HAND BOOKS— Wheels and Wheeling, Cycling 
for Health and Pleasure, Cycling Art, Energy 
and Locomotion; Art and Pastime of Cycling, 
Duffersville; Two Trips to the Emerald Isle, A 
Canterbury Pilgrimage, etc. 

Day Storage for Bicycles. 

Toilet Room, Olothing Lockers. Large Pump for 
15 Makes of Pneumatic Tires. Best Cycling Stor- 
age Room in the City. Inspection invited. 

Pomeroy Bros., M'fs. 

67 Orange St., New Haven, Conn. 

Superior Hard Brass Bicycle Nipples for all 
wheels made, both foreign and domestic ; Nipple 
Washers, Nuts, Oil Tubes, Taps and Dies, Studs 
and Special Screws. Estimates from sample or 


The Ideal 

FiUs a long-felt 
want for a stand 
that wiU not allow 
the wheels to fall, 
hold any size wheel 
regardless of kind 
of tire. Guaranteed 
not to injure finish, 
and wheels may be 
released in a sec- 

LIST, 11,25. 
Liberal discount to 
the trade. 
70 N. Penn St.. - - Indianapolis, Ind. 

(one-half size.) 
Tor Bicycles, Typewriters, Sewing ?Machines, etc. 
No tool bag>oaked with oU, no soiled hands or 
clothes, always ready for use. The neatest, 
cleanest oiler ever placed on the market. Price, 
handsomely nickel plated, 50 cts. each. 


Dealers Should Send Their Name 
For One of Our Wholesale 
Price Lists. 

Special Agents for MONROE'S ANTI-SQUEAK. 


89 and 91 Weybossett St, 



Parcel -;- Carrier I 



ed frame 
with strong 
black linen 
net attach'd 

Folds up Compactly when no i in use. 
Carries either in front or at the rear 
of the handle bar. 
1^° Agents Wanted. 

Kalamazoo Cycle Co. 

Kalamazoo, Mich. 

Cycles with Attachments. 


THE material for digest of U. S. Pat- 
ents of all characters for " Cycles 
with Attachments " from 1789 to 1892, is in course 
of preparation for publication in two vols., to be 
issued early in 1892. The 2,500 patents are to be 
arranged under 36 or more arbitrary sub-classes, 
with 40 or more cross-indixes under Attachments, 
and from 10 to 20 cross-indexes under Propulsion. 

EACH and every sheet and figure of the draw- 
ings of the patents will be given together with 
the clauns, all chronologically arranged, wherebe 
an examination of the art can be made with eas- 
and certainty. From what we know of the com 
piler and the digest issued by him, we feel confl 
dent he will sustam his good reputation, and pro- 
duce a digest to be desired by all interested in the 
invention, manufacture and use of Cycles. Those 
desiring a Prospectus of the work, or wishing to 
subscribe, should address the compiler, 
Care U. S. Patent Offlce, Washington, D. C. 



FoK Pocket and Bicycle Use. 
The Str ongest and Best. Made of Best Quality 

(Weight 61 oz.) Every Wrench Is Thoroughly 

Hardened. Awarded First Prize Medal 

at the Paris Exposition. 

Nickeled and 





Tangent and Direct 
^ Spokes. 

For Sale by All Dealers or 
Sent Postpaid for 75c. 

5'; 56 Madison-av,, Chicago. 


Procured in the United 
States and Foreign Count- 
ries. Trade-marks, designs, 
label, and copyrights. Send 
description with model, photograph or sketch, and 
1 will let you know whether you can obtam a pat- 
ent All mf ormation free. 


Baltic Bldg., Washington, D. C. 


You will have to Ride a Pneu- 
matic Tired Wheel. 

We are remodeling SOLID and CUSH- 
ION Tired Wheels for 

And use only the most 

Reliable Pneumatic Tires. 

Our prices for remodeling are the lowest. 

We solicit correspondence. 
111^° Don't forget it — We are still making 
the Celebrated Eankin Pat. Toe CKps. 

W. G. RANKIN & CO., 

Successors to 


23 Custom House St., and 36 Potter st., 


W. G. Rankin & Co., Providence, E. I. 
Gentlemen:— Received the Swift which you re- 
modeled from solid tire to pneumatic this Friday 
p. m., and am exceedingly weU pleased with your 
work, and wish to thank you for your promptness 
in forwarding the wheel I now consider it equal 
to the best wheel on the market, and no less than 
$65 has been added to its value. I will be "in it" the 
coming season, in fact I there now before many of 
the other fellows who are eagerly awaiting and 
expecting their pneumatics from the factory, but 
who will not see them for some time to come. 

Yours very truly, J. E. MECHALEY. 


is the cost of wearing 

our "Boston" Bicycle 

I Shoes, $8, $3.50, $4, 

$4. 50 and $5'per pair. 

Randolph, Mass. 


Vo. 1. Convenient, 
'urable, noiseless, 
heap. $1. 
Other popular 
arriers] are our 
:rop front No. 4s, 
No. 4d for two bundles, and our No. 5 Special 
Tom-ists'' Carrier, used by the El- 
weU tourists. Made by 

303 Middle Street, Portland, Mb. 
Originator of the L. A. W. Badge. 
Send for Carrier and Badge Cir- 

AND SFOKF! GBXi'.— Nickeled and bright 


Bright Finish. The Cheapest and Best 


on the market. 4 l-2.ins. long; weight 6 oz. 


Lineoln Bicycle 

85^ N. Clark St., 







UNK )N, 
















Bicycle Screw Driver ! 

(Patent No. 466678.) 

Length over all, 4i inches. - Warranted. 

For sale by all cycle manufacturers and dealers 


125 to 137 Kees St., Chicaqo, I1.L. 


Renting by the Hour, Day or Week. 
Repairing, Re-Nickeling and EnameUng. 

JNO. H. THIELE, Manager. 

Luggage Carrier. 

Will Fit Any Wheel. 

Trice, $1.50. 

174 N. Broad St , Philadelphia. 
(Electros Furnished.) 


TiON'T BUY A WHEEL— until you have con- 
•L^ suited the advertising columns of this paper. 
None but first-class, reliable concerns use this 
medium to make known their goods. 



jxjjsro pisrETJM:A.Tic. 

Don't be without a Western Wheel Works Pneumatic Tired Bicycle, 
As they are up to date in every particular. 

Manufactured at 
Wells, Schiller, Sigel and Franklin Streets, 

Eastern Agents, 


35 Barclay St.. New York. 

189 2 -:- HART FORDS. 



WITH SOLID TIRES, 7-8in., $100.00. I WITH CUSHION TIEES, IJin., $105.00 I WITH SOLID TIRES, 7-8 in. $100.00. | WITH CUSHION TIRES 1 l-8in 

WITH PNEUMATIC TIRES, IJin., $120.00. | WITH PNEUMATIC TIRES, Hin., j>120,du. 

Send for Catalogue. -:- THE HARTFORD CYCLE CO., Hartford, Conn. 



Want a Live Bicycle ! The HALLADAY- 
TEMPLE SCORCHER is full of Life, 


E. C. Meacham Arms Co., St. Louis, Mo., write that 
it is the only light wheel to stand the hills 




Marion Ihd. 

Agencies and Discounts Allotted by 

Ralph Temple, 

158 Twenty-Second Street. 

Wi-ite— Iwill answer or call and see you. 

What Makes 
A Good Wheel? 

Road King, $135. 

Road Kings and Road Queens are 
Fitted witti the Celebrated 
Dun/op Patent Pneumatic 

To BUILD a good wheel, a truly high grade one, requires several things-r-experience, 
good workmanship, good tools, good material and from good designs. Without these 
points depend upon it a good bicycle cannot be constructed. 

We are not praising ourselves too much when we say we have all of these requisites, 
and, consequently, are able to build good wheels. 

We employ only the best mechanics, use only the best materials, have nothing but the 
best designs, and consequently we turn out a wheel equal to any made in this country or 
abroad ; but the price is somewhat less with the Road King and Road Queen than with 
any other strictly high grade wheel. 

It would be an easy matter to build these wheels cheaper. We might put them 
together with less care ; we could use cheaper material, or we might put on a cheaper 
finish. But it would not pay. We would not get the many flattering testimonials we now 
receive and we would be under constant expense in keeping wheels in repair. 

We believe it pays to build a good wheel and receive our reward later. This we do, 

and if you desire proof of this statement call on some of these, our agents, for the 

information : 

Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co., Chicago, Agents for all territory west of 
and including Michigan and Indiana. 

The Mcintosh-Huntington Co., Cleveland, Northwestern Pennsylvania and 
State of Ohio. 

Wright & Bitson, Boston and the New England States. 

Feck & Snyder, New York City and Brooklyn. 

Road Queen, $I35- 


1 6th and Clark Streets and Armour Avenue, 
Retail Store, 282 Wabash Avenue, Chicago. L/tH'oAvjU. 




• •• 


Morgan & Wright Pneumatic, 37 lbs., $140.00 
Strauss Pneumatic, 35 lbs., 140.00 

Dunlop Pneumatic, 38 lbs., 150.00 

DMI'AIlt. — Frame, Derby pattern, double throughout, from continuous 
seamless steel tubing; 9 inch head; Wheel Base, 44 inches; Wheels, 30 inches; 
Warwick Hollow Rims; Gearing, 57 and 63 inches; Eound Cranks, 6 1-3 and 7 
inch throw; Plumber Chain; Garford Saddle; Drop Forgings throughout. We 
have the best and most simple Spokes made; they can be replaced by the rider 
without removing the tire, and are fully explained and illustrated in our catalogue. 
For beauty and simplicity there is no equal. For service none can be made better. 




161-162-163 S. Canal St. CHICAGO. 

West Side Retail Store, 597 W. Madison Street. 


Strictly High Grade. 

For Ladies or Gentlemen. 

Pneumatic Tires 


Cushion Tires, 

Solid Tires, 


Boys' and 

$45.00. $65.00. 


1, John P. Lovell Arms Co., ,47 Washington st, 


Cycle Catalogue free. Send for one. 





The Referee Publishing Company 


Rooms 570-580, Caxton Building, SSiS-SSJ Dkar- 

nonN Street, Chicago. 

Telephone Number —4798. 

Hegistered Cable Addi-ess — "Refereb, Chicaco." 

Copy for advertisements must reach ns not 
later than Monday to secure insertion in the 
current week's issue. 


R. A. MiLE.s, 
Ohas. p. Koot, 
B. M. Jafpray, 

- - - IMitor. 

Associate Editor. 

Business Manager. 


Zimmerman bears the title of cham- 
pion of England for three distances, one 
five and fifty miles, and ev ry paper 
throughout the land calls him "the 
champion bicyclist" of the world . Though 
he may be such, he has not as yet earned 
the title. Since he has been in this 
country he has easily won e%-ery event 
he started in save one handicap, and he 
finished third in that. He has met Tay- 
lor of 2:11 fame; Hunger, the great han- 
dicap rider; Taxis, all the Canadian 
cracks, and he has conquered them all. 
But he has not been matched against 
Tyler, Berlo and Windle, and without 
doubt these three men rank ahead of the 
others named, at least in competition. 
Zimmerman easily defeated the English 
cracks, save Osmond, whom he did not 
meet, but that is no evideni e he cnn wipe 
up the earth w ith Tyler, et ;il., Cor the 
records in competition show llic .Ameri- 
cans to be far supeiiov to our fiieuds 
across the water. Tyler is regarded by 
many to be the best man i'l America to- 
da3^ not barring Zimmerman either. He 
is young in this racing business, but ho is 
a fiyer of the first order. Berlo has 
probably been more successlul than anjj^ 
other American except Zimmerman this 
year, and Windle — well, he has alv\'ays 
been a winner, and when he goes into a 
race he thinks he is going to win. Zim- 
merman has beaten him and nny do so 
again, bvit unless the Milbury lad hnoics 
lie can win he will not ride. 

Until the Jerseyman has defeated these 
cracks in good style he cannot be called 
the champion. 'I he chances, it mvist be 
admitted, are in his favor, and if he does 
not win against Berlo, Tyler and Windle 
he w ill make them ride as they never 
rode before. If he beats them he may 
well be called the champion of cham- 
pions; but until then these men are en- 
titled to as much consideration as Zim- 


For years the wheelman has been 
striving to equal the tiofcting record for 
one mile, and just as he had it in sight it 
takes a jump that puts it almost beyond 
reach. Nancy Hanks' mile in 2:07 1-4 is 
remarkable speed, but that time was 
made possible only by the advent of 
[)ueumatic tired wheels and a flying 
start. When a horse of Nancy's calibre 
crosses the tape it is pretty nearly at its 
full gait, and it certainly would be two 
and a half seconds ahead of a bicycle at 
fifty yards if the latter started just as 
the horse reached the tape. If it is a 
fact that Taylor rode a trial mile in 
2:09 4-5, his time, allowing the difference 
in stoiting to ba two and a half see cuds, 

would be just about the equal of that of 
the famous mare's. The subject of com- 
parative speed of the trotter and the bi- 
cycle has become almost threadbare, but 
now it will likely he revived. As has 
been said hundreds of times before, it is 
not fair to give the horse a flying start 
a'ld the bicycle a standing one. Tjder 
or Taylor or Windle could, with a flj'ing 
start and good racing, equal Nancy 
Hanks' time or lower it a fraction. Tay- 
lor's time for the three-quarters was 
1:86 1-5 and Nancy Hanks' 1:36 3-4, a 
very small fraction apart. With a flying 
start Taylor would have been well ahead 
of this. While Nancy Hanks trotted the 
last (juarter in 30 3-4 sec, it took Taylor 
34 1-5 sec. Bicycle riders arc n(.)t trained 
as the hiirses are, or they might be capa- 
ble of liokUitg the [Kice for the last quar- 
ter. They do not seem to get down to 
business and traia properly — they like 
good things and have them, little think- 
ing that harm will result. IE a bicycle 
rider could have the same care that is 
given the horse, the latter would never 
hold the trotting record. 


Zimmerman has beaten all the coun- 
try's best men except Tyler, Windle and 
Berlo; he is certainly pretty near their 
equal if not their superior; but the man 
that has pushed him the hardest this 
year is Sanger, of Milwaukee, No mat- 
ter what this paper has said of the Bad- 
ger state flyer, it had admitted that he is 
a good rider, and having covered a mile 
in 3:26 stamps him a rider of the first 
order. He had only twenty yards on 
Zimmerman at Sarnia and beat the 
champion for place, while his time was 
but one-fifth of a second better, from the 
twenty-yard mark. Look out for Sang- 

Denver's JCantern I'arade. 
The lantern parade in connection with 
the Knights Templar conclave ac Den- 
ver Avas a brilliant affair — in two sen.-es 
of the word. Thtre were not less than a 
thousand wheels in line, and it took a 
half-hour for the procession to pass a 
given point. According to the News 
every rider who could buy, beg, borrow 
or ride a wheel was in line, the outside 
contingent almost doubled the number 
of club members. There was probably 
never a more unique procession of the 
kind witnessed before on top of earth. 
The grotesque and graceful out-vied 
each other, the latter class being almost 
entirely in the line of Masonic emblems, 
while the other stopped short of nothing 
in the created kingdom. All the things 
that fly. swim and creep were there. 
Hartman had a framework of a house 
with "Rooms to Let" on the side, while 
Louis Block rode a full-rigged brigan- 
tine. Al Blanche was caparisoned as a 
sir knight, and was astride of a horse- 
bicycle, while a "Pike's Peak or bust" 
oxen cart rigged up on a tricycle fol- 
lowed. Cassidy'ri design was a cross and 
crown, but, unfortunately, the light was 
extinguished be'ore the parade was 


, • 

CycUny ICilllng Jiase Ball. 

Base ball managers of the east, says a 
Louisville paper, realizing that th re is 
no longer any money in the national 
game, are seriously considering the ad- 
visability of building bicycle tracks on 
tlieir ban grounds, and holding race 
tournaments. Bicycle i-aces are' the fad 
in the east now, and tliey wiU continue 
popular for a long time to come. The 
base ball men realize this, and they are 
now anxious to take advantage of it Dr. 
Stueky of the Louisville club had an of- 
fer early this season to put a track on the 
Louisville grounds, but did not see the 
advantage of it. 


Tom Ed,; ThinJis an Association the I'rop- 
er Thing. 

Editor. Referee:— A gi-eat many^col- 
umns of matter have been written in re- 
gard to race meets, their management, 
makers' amateurs and the protection and 
maintenance of good racing. Still, the 
racing contuuies in the same old rut, and 
the cry goes up, "professional amateur- 
ism !" Now I agree with Mr. Prial, in 
his editorial in the Wheel of Aug. 5, that 
we mui^t have makers' amateurs, in or- 
der to show cycle racing to its Lest 
speed. The public must see sometliing 
for its nioney, and the makers' amateurs 
are the <lravving cards ; but at the same 
time the public wants a change, and it 
does not care to see two or three men 
take first, second and third iji every 
race, and the t)nly way to remedy this is 
to make class races and handicaps, the 
slowest being a three-mimite class, u[) to 
2:20, and free for all, while the handi- 
caps would bring all the men together. 
As it is now, four or five men scoop all 
the prizes, and the racing is too much 
one-sided. Any person posted can pick 
the wanner. We want races where there 
is a contest between equal men, and 
class racing produces this. How long 
would trotting races exist if the fastest 
horses could compete in each race ? It 
would break up every track association 
in one year. 

The racing board shou'd be in charge 
of a national track association; it should 
appoint a man to act as secretary and 
treasurer of the association, and every 
track should join this association at a 
fee of $10 or $20 a year. This associa- 
tion is for the protection of racing and 
race-meet managers. The secretary of 
each track would send a copy of all 
heats in tliree minutes and better to the 
secretary of the board, who could keep a 
book with the records of all men who 
have beaten three minutes, and he would 
pi-ovide t'ach track with a statement of 
the best lecord held by each racing man 
who has beaten three minutes, and hadi- 
cappi-rs could have such a list. There is 
no protection now to any association. 
For instance: Springfield announces a 
race meet; racing men from all over 
America send in their entries, and 
Springfield advertises th ^ largest number 
of any meet in America. But on the 
day of the race only half the men who 
enter make their appearance. The club 
is disappointed and the public asks: 
"Where is so-and-so from New York? 
His name is down but he is not here," 
and the public is disappointed. But the 
oute racing man had his name in the pa- 
pers and on the programme, and the club 
is out half its entrance fees. That is one 
reason why the racing board should take 
charge of the track association. A rule 
should be n ade that any man sending in 
an entry, if not accompanied by the fee, 
should be liable for it and barred from 
competing on any other track belonging 
to the association until he pays his en- 
trance fee, which amount should go, 
half to the club and half to the racing 
association, which pays for the secretary 
and treasurer. 

One reason why race meets are not 
profitable to clubs which manage them 
is because they have too many events on 
the programme for one day's racing. At 
trotting or running meetings from four 
to six events each day is all that is on 
the score card. 

I believe in heat racing. It always 
gives the man who could have won, if he 
had not lost his pedal or been pocket- 
ed, a second chance, and especially in 
the slower class races it is more sa isfac- 
tory and interesting, and makes from 
two to five heats in each class race. 
Handicaps should always be dashes and 

an inducement offered scratch men out- 
side of the prizes, as these men must 
have something at stake to finish. Novice 
racing should be confined to the three- 
minute class. Why class racing is so 
essential is this: Philadelphia gives a 
tournament with t' e following events: 
One-mile, novice; quarter-mile, open; 
one mile. 2:40 class; half-unle, handicap: 
third-mile, open; one-mile, open: one- 
mile, handicaji; one-mile, lap, oj)eu. 
Here are four ()]ten events, and the throe 
fastest men romi) oft" w ith the first three 
prizes in eacli race. They also have tt 
chance in two handica))s, and all in one 
daj^. Tliis does not give the new aspi- 
rant any courage to train or'bccoTnc a 
ra<;iug man, so the public has to' look at 
the same crowd of flyers in each race. 
More class races, gentlemen, if yoii ex- 
expect to bring out young blood and see 
racefi from start lo finish. Tlic .samt; 
tiling is tiresome, though fast. The 
Philadelphia meet will not include a 
hundred racing num; l)ut if Springfield 
gives class races I'rom three-minute to 
the 2:2t) class, they will receive 300 or 
400 entries. They would get all the rac- 
ing talent from north, south, east and 
west. Men must have a chance to win a 
prize or they will not compete at any 

I am a strong believer in the flying 
start in all scratch races; it will add to 
the interest. Even a false start is excit- 
ing and causes interest. But it is all 
nonsense to compare the flying start on 
bicycles to liorse racing. A man only has 
his Avheel to govern; he has not a horse 
before him who has several different 
gaits. He must come up wheefing every 
time, while some horses come to the 
wire pacing, running, single-footing and 
hitching, and a good judge will not start 
a horse when he is off his gait, even if 
all the others are even when they pass 
under the wire. That is what often 
bothers those who are not tip to horse 
racing, and that is what often causes so 
much scoring and time lost. Thei'e need 
be no bad actors in star ing a liicyle race 
^a whole regiment of men can come up 
even: why not a few wheelmen':' A fiiu; 
for jockeying at the score could be im- 
posed, which would hurt a rider's pocket 
more than he could gain by fooling at 
the mark, and by having the flying start 
it would be an inducement for faster 
time. It would also do away with so 
many people being O'l a track during the 
starting of a race, and in records >vould 
put us on an even footing with the trot 
ter. The day is close at hand when the 
trotter will come in third for speed, and 
the bicycle wfll be second to the running 

Tyler's ciuarter-mile (28 2-5 sec), with 
flying start, is better than any trotter has 
ever made, while Taylor's mile (2:11), 
with standing start, is only two and a 
fraction seconds slower than Sunol's 
record, while the difference in standing 
and flying start would have placed him 
on even terms with the record. I look 
to see 2:09, with standing start, this year; 
twenty-four miles in the hour, 100 miles 
in less than five hours, and 425 miles in 
twenty-five hours. T. W. EcK. 

Wayner's Keiv Sole. 
F. J. Wagner, of Chicag", has 1 e^n 
secured by the A. B. 0, to train H. G. 
Baine for the twenty-four hour bicycle 
race. Mr. Wagner comes highly recom- 
mended as an expert in his profession. 
Mr. Baine is required to ride from one 
to one hundred and fifty miles per day. 
and has so far accomplished a wonderful 
record. He will ride in the bicycle rac(i 
at Elkhart to-day.— Goshen (Ind.) Tmes. 

The Washiiigton club cltisesilsiegTilar 
card Sunday with a run to Joliet, lesi/viuii 
the club house at 7 a. m. 


New York, Aug. 13.— My respects to 
George Lacy Hillier, and while it is un- 
pleasant to disagree with such an au 
thority on racing matters, I cannot pass 
over his statement in the Referek that 
betting is not prevalent at race meets in 
England now, or that the makers' ama- 
teur does not exist. As Mr. Hillier 
quoted a few of my statements and tried 
to refute some with apparent success to 
himself, I must have a short round with 
him on those two subjects. As regards 
makers' amateurism in England, I can 
refer Mr. Hillier to the editorial state- 
ment of the Cycle Record of Coventry 
(which is edited by a man who is in a 
position to know whereof he speaks) 
which says: "The entire English system 
is impregnated with miker-' amateur- 
ism, and the amateur definitions of the 
N. C. U. and the L. A. W. are dead let- 
ters " I cross to Mr. Hillier's own ground 
and allow bis own paper to tell him, 
which all English cyclists know, that 
nearly all the best of England's racinf, 
men and record breakers have been for 
years dependent on manufacturers for 
support. The manufacturer will not in- 
vite George Lacy Hillier to inspect their 
ledgors or gaze on the advertising ac- 
counts, for they know that Mr. Hillier is 
a N. C. TJ. young man who wears robes 
of amateur purity, and they mean to 
juggle a bit more with rules which are 
elastic, lax, and easily got around, so 
they cater to humbuggery and hypocrit- 
ical sentiment. And supposing this state 
of things did not exist from where would 
England get her racing? Not from "gen- 
tlemen amateurs." Why, that creature 
is as scarce as hen's teeth. Look at the 
crowd that competed for theCaca Cocoa 
cup, and see if you can spot any son of 
an earl, lord or baronet in the throng. 

No, they bore the names of the plebian 
and Jones and Price are better known on 
the British path than FiLz Hugh or Ed- 
gerton. Mind you, I have great respect 
for the amateur, be he a "gentleman 
amateur'* or a common every- day "am- 
achoor," as Frank Egan calls him, and 
it is for the genuine amateur (and there- 
fore ninety-nine per cent, of this coun- 
try's cyclists), I am continually agitat- 
ing for, as it is from the majority we 
must expect th*; best results. But would 
it not be unfair and unwise to put a fast 
roadster in a race against Sunolor Nancy 
Hanks? Of course it would, and that is 
what the L. A. W. and the N. C. U. are 
doing. These two bodies are giving the 
cream of racing to the one per cent, of 
racing men, and expect the ninety-nine 
per cent, of the fast stock of the path to 
compete with men who are supported by 
clubs and manufacturers. 

Turning to Mr. Hillier's denial as to 
the speculating fraternity at English 
race meets, I can only give what come 
under my notice during a seventeen 
month's active experience with the 
American team on the paths of Great 
Britain. My first experience in Eng- 
land of this kind was at the Alexandria 
Palace Royal international three days* 
tournament in 1877, at which Mr. Hillier 
was judge, and I counted fourteen gen- 
tlemen with book and bag doing busi- 
ness right in front of the club house, and 
at various provincial meetings, anybody 

who wanted to bet could easily find a 
book-maker, as they were numerous 
(^nough. Only this spring I read the 
O'Reilly of Wheeling experience, when 
he told in Wheeling of laying odds on 
Du Cros and the good gold "never came 
back." Ah, yes, the O'Reilly can tell 
Mr. Hillier whereto find a "booky" at 
most London or Irish meets at least. 
My experience was in 1887, but here is 
what E. C. Carier, the otficial A.A.U. of 
America handicapper, says, and Carter 
ought to know. Writing from Bristol 
to the Nt?vv York Sporting Times, he 

Judging from some of the stories I liave heard, 
athletics ia England have not improved much of 
late. A good many of the London clubs make 
their races open only to hospital atliletic clubs, 
universities, and few other athletic clubs like the 
Blackheath, South London and Finchley Harriers 
by invitation. 

Betting is still quite a feature at some of the 
games, and has a good deal to do with the interest 
taken in athletics by the objectionable class. 

It is not so bad in the Soutbern District, but 
it is carried on thei-e on the quiet, even under the 
very nose's of the Amateur Athletic Association. 
At its own championship meeting the first words 
I heard when I entered the grounds at Stamford 
Bridge were "sis to one bar one." The bookies 
were good judges, too, for the one barred was. 
Bradley, and he won the hundred all rlie way. 

A good illustration of athletics in tlie north of 
England is the story told that in one of the many 
hoi's' races held in tliat district this season, a boy 
came running up to one of the contestants just 
as the pistol was about to be fired and said: 
"Fa' her, thee'st got to win, for they got the 
money on thee." 

So you see, Mr. Hillier, I have only to 
quote people on your own ground to 
bear out my statement that makers' am- 
ateurism and betting is a prominent 
feature of the sport in England, and 
that the same have brought the sport to 
a low ebb also is irue. Makers' ama- 
teurism is a good thing; let's have more 
of it, but call it by its right name and 
give everybody a show to become a 
makers' amateur and speedy, and away 
with what Gladstone would call "a 
nebulous hypothesis." 


Women are learning to cut loose from 
male escorts, although a young man in 
an "ad." in the Herald offers to escort 
"lady cyclists" anywhere they wish to 
go, and possibly this is the same young 
man Frank Egan perpetrated a cruel 
joke on the other day. Frank saw the 
" ad." and got his best girl to reply to it, 
"hoping that she wculd be the favored 
one," etc., and appointed a meeting 
place up town on one of those hot days. 
The bait took and a meeting arranged, 
and Frank, from the cool shade of an 
elevated station, saw the expectant and 
longing dupe waiting for the " favored 
one " who never came. But I was going 
to say that women cyclists are going it 
alone, and it looks as if Lou. Peck's 
occupation as the guide and philospoher 
of the sex, in Biston at least, would 
soon be gone. 

Three Brooklyn young w^omen, Miss, 
Alice Mitohell, Miss Agnes Becker and 
Miss Mabel Stout, returned to Brooklyn- 
yesterday from a bicycle trip to Albany. 
They started two weeks ago and each 
took a lunch basket, a water flask and a 
change of clothing. It took them just a 
week to reach the state capital. When 
they started they intended to cover thirty 
miles a day, but they found this impossi- 
ble on account of the condition of the 
roads. They made thirty-five miles on 
the first day, but not much more than 
twenty during the rest of the time. At 
one point the road led through nine 

miles of marbh and the fair bicyclists 
had to walk their wheels through the 
swamp. They met with a warm recep- 
tion all along ihe li; e and vvere fre- 
quently invited into houses by the farm- 
ers and other people. At one town they 
were taken for the advance of a circu'* 
which was billed to appear the next day, 
and received a great ovation from the 
inhabitants. The young women all 
weighed more when they got Imiue than 
when they started, 


Alex. Schwalback and Quinlan, of the 
Gc-ndron company's force, told me a 
funny story Friday about their office 
boy, which illustrates the importance 
and age of the average American youth. 
Ben Bianchi is the lad's name, and he 
draws salary as office boy, his father 
being a member of the New York stock 
exchange. The father wished the Gen- 
dron people to give his son a six weeks' 
vacation, and Cabhier Getz told the boy 
he could have it, providing he supplied a 
suitable substitute in his absence. The 
next morning when Schwalbach and 
Quinlan arrived at the office a row of 
boys, all ages, nationalities and color, 
extended from the sidewalk up stairs to 
the second story , where the office of the 
Gendron company is, and the crowd had 
overflowed into offices on the second 
floor where doors had to be barred to 
keep out sundrv stray ones. They had 
overflowed the Gendron second floor and 
were experimenting with pneumatic 
tires, deflating some and blowing others 
up, and some of them learning to ride 
around the spare room. " Great Scott, 
what is this?"' exclaimed Alex. Schwal- 
bach, "I wonder if they have mistaken 
this place for the battery free baths!" 
" Possible they think we have the fresh- 
air fund tickets," suggested Quinlan. 
" What in the devil does this mean? ' ex- 
claimed infuriated Cashier Getz, who 
was overcome with the sight of his office 
boy calmly seated at the treasurer's desk 
and quietly investigating the careers and 
characters of the boys as they passed in 
review before him, while the office force 
looked on in amazement. At last a well- 
dressed, red-headed lad of sixteen caught 
the fancy of Mr. Bianchi, the office boy, 
and he mounted a chair and a-ddressing 
the struggling mob, exclaimed: " I have 
engaged a boy who will suit our firm; 
you can now go. Sorry I can't give you 
all a job." Bianchi is fifteen. He had 
advertised in the New York World for a 
substitute without consulting his supe 
rior officers, and told applicants to apply 
to " Mr. Ben Bianchi, Gendron Wheel 
Company, before 8 o'clock in the morn- 
ing," and that solved the mystery. 
Cashier Getz and Alex. Schwalbach now 
think that the selection by Bianchi, Jr., 
was a wise one, as the substitute is equal, 
if not superior to the boy who they think 
will have a running chance some <lay for 
the chair at the White House. 

The Brooklyn Citizen is stirring up a 
daily agitation for a cyclists' path or 
road which will, if made, extend from 
Prosp>^ct Park to Coney Island, five and 
a half miles, and be built by Brooklyn, 
just as the bridle paths for horsemen 
have been built. The Citizen prints an 
interview with some promintut cyclist 
daily, and among those who have given 
their testimony on the subject have been 
Dunn, Luscomb, Schwalbach, Whym- 
per, Backman, Bates, and many others. 
The majority of Brooklyn cyclists favor 
the move, which they say will relieve 
the park drives and boulevards of the 
danger of collisions between cyclists and 
carriage drivers, and think if the horse 
men can have a special road they can. 
Luscomb, I hear, su-ongly disapproves 
of the idea, and Barney Whympor is my 

authority- as Luscomb vvas out when I 
called on him in the Stewart building. 
His principal objection is, now that cyc- 
lists have fought for and have been 
placpd and classed as ordinary vebiclea, 
and have every right to the public n>ad.s 
Ihey will injure their cause by demand- 
ing special rights and privileges. But 
it must be r^meiiihered that the cyclists 
are not demanding it; they are only sec- 
onding the etf rts of the well meaniag 
citizens proper, 

THE scorcher's ATTITUDE 

If I thought that it would be necessary 
and biniliiig upon me to ride a bicycle 
on all-fours, and ray eyes always fixed 
on the earth, I would prefer to walk and 
look up. What a spectacle the man 
cuts as he rides with nose on the tire as 
if he were trying to smell out a puncture, 


I was told last week by a very respon- 
sible agent about a racing scheme, which 
if acted upon, will do wonders for Amer- 
ican path racing. My iaformant said 
that he had got the news from an inside 
source, and that it was this: A. G. 
Spalding, seeing the decadence of base 
ball was going to build a first-class bi- 
cycle track in every ground that was 
operated by the National Association of 
base ball, and that Spalding was going 
to encourage racing for cash, and would 
probably form a racing association with 
iron clad rules to govern same. I had 
heard a rumor to this efiiect some time 
ago, and therefore called at Browne 
street to see if John Spalding, the 
brother, could authenticate the rumor. 
I missed Mr. Spalding, so collared A. B. 
Barkman, and he said: "I have not 
heard anything, but there might be 
something in it, as A. G. Spalding don't 
tell all his plans in advance, still I 
fancy I hat if there was much in it I 
would have heard. I hope it is true, for 
if A. G. Spalding goes into the cycle 
racing business you can safely wager he 
will make a big success of it." There is 
no doubt he will, and it wants just such 
a man to control professional cycling, 
Spalding has controlled thousands of 
professional base ball players, and it 
would be a picnic to control bicycle 
racing comparfd to professional ball, 

New York. Trade Matters. 
Hearing that J. F. Friedenstein of the 
Anglo-American Iron Metal Company of 
Piatt street had returned from his Euro- 
pean trip, a Referee correspondent 
waited on the Anglo-American hustler 
last Friday and found Secretary Frieden- 
stein wallowing in a pile of correspond- 
ence, the result of Manager Jarvis 
Brown's two days' sickness, due to the 
extremely hot w-eather and hard work 
during his partners absence. Mr. Freid'- 
enstein, in response to the interviewer's 
query as to the success and observations 
that had attended his trip abroad said : 
"My appearance must indicate that from 
a social and pleasure standpoint my trip 
was a success" (and the ruddy glow of 
the face was testimony enough), "and 
the most I can say for the Birmingham 
and Coventry people is that they try to 
make you forget all about the business 
which brought you there. I fell in with 
Thomas Saunders, W. Bown,W.D. Teal,, 
and that joUy man "Billy" Loudon, of 
cement fame. I had a great time with 
these people, and toured North Wales 
in the company of Mr. Saunders and 
wife, and stopped at Rhyl, Flanrludna, 
Abenestwyth and other famous watering 
places. In Birmingham I was the guest 
of William Bown,who has a magnificent 
residence and one of the finest art gal- 
leries in all Birmingham. An American 
cannot but leave such people with only 
the most grateful and pleasant memories, 
and really at times wish you lived there 



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to be among such a jolly lot as Bown, 
Saunders, Teal and Loudon— a quartette 
liavd to beat." 

"What is my opinion of the tradeV 
Well, the English manufacturer seems 
to be well satisfied with then- Auierican 
and othei" foreign trade: it is the liome 
market they complain of, which this 
year showed a decided falling off, and to 
my mind and from what I could gatlier, 
the cause is entirely founded by tlie 
rnpid multiplication o£ the small manu- 
facturer, who is not stroiig enough to 
o|)GU u]» foreign connections, so he im- 
loads at home and is helping himself to 
the old maker's trade in every Avay pos- 
sible. Next year will see nearly all the 
best makers represented in America. 
Tiie pattern of next year's wheel (safety) 
« ill be the true diamond, and the Hum- 
l)er company is already pi-eparing for 
next season on the old lines. The tire 
which is most popular to-day in England 
is the Boothroyd, beyond a doubt, with 
a great deal of respect for the Dunlop 
improved, which has quite a hold. The 
Crypto geared ordinary is a grand suc- 
cess, so much so that we have arranged 
for a complete line of jjarts for America 
for that wonderful wheel. "What do 
Eoglishmen think of the McKinley bill? 
Well, naturally, they don't like it, and 
would no doubt like to see Cleveland 
elected and a modification of the tariff 
result. The English makers are close 
students of the American market. I 
made some important deals over there 
for my company, and the result of one 
w ill be that the Anglo-American com- 
pany will carry the largest s^^ock of the 
best English tubing of any firm or com- 
bined firms in America. A complete 
line of stampings throughout, all the 
stock being new and of the very latest 
pattern as used over there. We can now 
supply large and small makers with 
complete frames, the tubing cut into 
exact lengths and specifications as used 
in next year's Humber. 

Our rim business has increased won- 
derfully, and here's something new 
(showing a twenty-ei^ht inch aluminum 
alloy cushion rim, which only w eighed 
six ounces, and being almost white in 
color). We are experimenting with 
these, and expect to know shortly the 
result of our experiments. Our Hercu- 
les chain wiU be a feature in the chain 
business, but we will also carrj^ foreign 
chains, and from what I could learn on 
the other side, the black chain will lead in 
popularitjr next season. Our purchases 
abroad will almost be a cargo for the 
steamer that brings them, but we have 
plenty of warehouse room." 


The New York Belting & Packing 
Company is busy and "tiied" these days, 
and its ' ' tire "' is likely to be of the en- 
during kind, from what Manager Strauss 
and his assistant, T. F. Stillwell, tell. 
This firm is going into the tire busines 
next season for keeps, and Manager 
Strauss' frequent trips to the new fac- 
tory which is building are for the pur- 
pose of seeing that the bricks are laid 
quickly. "'We will give the public the 
choice of three tires for next season," 
said T. F. Stillwell, "and our new pro- 
tection strip with thickened tread will be 
a candidate for first pneumatic honors of 
any tire on the market. We will have 
an inner tube tire for those who prefer 
the more complicated are, and we will 
have a self -healer which will be shut up 
by looking at it. Oh, yes, Manager 
Strau-s don't get left much on the tire 
question, and there is no end to his seek- 
ing for the best. What do you think of 
this'?" — showing a pedal rubber of alu- 
minium lightness, which is dark, slight- 
ly corrugated, quite phable, and it takes 
ten of them to weigh a pound, and is a 

new rubber solution of extreme tough- 
ness and lightness. 

A GOOD season's TRADE. 

George R. Bid well cou.ld not be seen, 
but Secretary lioucks, tlie old Kings 
Count V Wheelmen man, was in a posi- 
tion to talk trade. "Yes, the past sea- 
son was a great one, in wheels, tires and 
cyclometers; and, in fact, in all our 
several cycle departments. This quiet 
spell just now is quite acceptable. It 
wiU give us a breathing time before the 
fall trade commences next month. We 
sold all the wheels we turned out at our 
ov\n factory and thousands of different 
makes. Our tire factory has been run- 
ning night and day, and we now have 
commenced at our new factory in Chi- 
cago, and expect to keep both factories 
going without let-up. Why, we could 
have sold several thousind tu-es if we 
could have turaed them out in time, but 
for next season we are going to be ready, 
and our western factory will lift the 
extreme pressure off our New York fac- 

Mr, Bidwell had run down to his 
summer house at Travers Island, and if 
there is anybody who deserves his pres- 
ent prosperity it is George R. Bidwell. 
Said an old-timer to me the other day: 
" I thought of going into partnership 
once with Bidwell. He wanted a man 
with a thousand dollars. That was the 
time he left Horseman's store and started 
up on Fifty-eighth street in the little 
store," but, luckily for himself, the mil- 
lionaire saw in him the success which 
has followed, and you mark me, in five 
years George R. Bidwell will be a mil- 
lionaire and will retire at that time. 

schwalbach's fixe store. 
What a splendid place Charles Schwal- 
bach, of Brooklyn, has. I was prepared 
to see something fine, but was not pre- 
pared to find the most complete retail 
cycle establishment in New York state, 
and this sta'ement will be borne out by 
all who have or will see it. The place is 
on Flatbush avenue, right opposite an 
entrance to Prospect Park. The build- 
ing, which was constructed for Schwal- 
bach, covers a large area, and the 
salesroom, office and riding school are 
said to be the largest in the state. What 
makes the place peculiarly attractive is 
that everything is on the first or ground 
floor, and there are no steps to climb. 
The other Brooklyn dealers are doing 
nicely. Young Fred Coningsby, also on 
Flatbush avenue, is doing well, being 
recently joined by his father. William 
Schmacker, the Brooklyn dealer, con- 
templates selling out, while J. W. Bate 
& ComiJauy report business good. The 
Schwalbach Cycle Company is a stand- 
ing advertisement for Charles Schwal- 
bach & Company, and the old house 
which Charlie built up would do well to 
change its trading title, which is met by 
Charlie Schwalbach w ith his advertise- 
ment, " the only Schwalbach in the re- 
tail cycle trade." The advertisements 
of both firms can be seen side by side in 
nearly all the cars. 


F. E. Marsland of West Broadway 
says that he is now arranging with Ho- 
bart, Biddle & Company, Washington, 
to handle the Hobart in America, and if 
success attends the present negotiations 
he will be ready to supply tlie American 
trade with a good, medium-priced wheel. 
He will have a well-known English rac- 
ing man for salesman, as Mr. Marsland 
is practically a novice in the cycle trade, 
although an old rider of the ordinary. 

Elliot Mason and his assistants, Rich- 
ards, Smith & Company, of Columbia 
and 12 Warren street fame, draw crowds 
who compare one of Sterling Elhot's best 
efforts in hickory, steel and hose pipe to 

a i-acing sulky the next door neighbor is 
shrewd enough to place as near the New- 
ton i^roduct as possible, and the hickory 
wheel of Newton is always tlie center of 
attraction to the j)edestrian, who a,sks all 
sorts of questions about the combination 

A . B. Barkman is now quite settled in 
Spalding's wholesale department on 
Broome street. An enquiry at the Spald- 
ing retail house on Broadway, regarding 
the workings of the so-many-cents-a-day 
system of purchase, elicited the reply 
that tlie plan has not caught on as well 
as they expected it would. 

Manager Frank Bowden and Paul An- 
gois of the Raleigh company will sail in 
the City of Paris for home next Wednes- 
day. Mr. Angois came to America 
to assist Manager Atty in running 
things this side, but his health has 
been poor in our record-breaking climate. 
Angois is a Frenchman by birth and a 
ver}^ clever engineer and mechanic, who, 
with Morris Woodhead (the present su- 
perintendent at Nottingham) founded 
the now famous Raleigh company. Mana- 
ger Bowden told me recently that Mr. 
Woodhead was in the employ of the 
federal government during the war as 
engineer, and took part in the siege cf 
Vicksburg, being one of seven engineers 
who left New- York for the war, only 
himself and one other returning alive. 

Person & Muller of this city have 
placed a light-weight racing saddle on 
the market, and which they thmk will 
be used by all scorchers. The firm ex- 
pects to be able to supply the trade with 
a large number soon. 

T. Henry Sweeting's failure is much 
regretted in trade and other circles here. 
It seems the Quaker City man has many 
friends in this section, who feel disposed 
to suspend judgment on the failure and 
it-i causes until Sweeting shall have 
made his promised statement. 

Ex-Chairman George S. Atwater of 
the racing board has just returned from 
a trip in the interests of the Stover com- 
pany, and reports trade as being fair 
considering the hot weather. 

The Liberty has had quite a run in 
Brooklyn and New York. Schwalbach 
of Brooklyn making a record for Liberty 

Godfrey, of Warren street, is the spe- 
cial agent for \Mlliam Read & Son's 
New Mails and the Lovell Diamond, and 
has done good business for some time. 

The new oiler made by the Metal 
Turning Com pan}', of New Haven, is 
taking well, so Salesman Kennedy re- 
ports, in this city. Representative Mor- 
gan of the New Haven Company called 
on the Referee recentlj\ 

A. T. Brooks, of Chambers street, New 
York, shows samples of steel tubing for 
cycle making turned out bj' the Hart- 
ford Manufacturing Company, of Ell- 
wood, Pa , a city of mushroom growth, 
fostered by Mr. Hartman. The firm will 
put ill plenty of plant to make tubing in 
quantities, and some English tubing 

makers have been secured. 



No.Si.^W. S. Bull. 

A man whom you all know came to 
town last week. 

Did I say all"? Well, nearly all, for to 
confess a lack of acquaintance with Wil- 
liam Sheldon Bull is to argue one's self 

Billy Bull his friends call him. His 
good nature has even led men to speak 
of him as "Buffalo Bull." 

But his good-nature stops short at a 
certain point — usually, for example, 
when the crowd overruns a race track 
when he is refereeing a race meet. 

Bull is famous as a refeice. He is the 
individual who put a time hmit of 2:23 
on the world's record race at Springfield 

last year, and got roasted by the crowd 
for awarding the ]-ace to the winner, 
who finished on -fiftli of a secoud out- 
side of that time. 

But Billy Bull never weakens. W hen 
he ttlls a small boy to get off the track 

the small boy usually get?. When he 
tells a competitor to clothe himself de- 
cently and in accordance with the rules, 
the competitor usually does it— or don't 

The Referee played a dirty trick on 
Bull once — and blamed it on the compos- 
itor, of course. It got him mixed up 
with some English celebrity, and among 
other things said: "He has a keen ap- 
preciation of pretty women and dinners, 
and dances find him in his element!" 

The air turned blue in Buffalo. BuU 
went to the office and wrote this: 

"Friend Sam: — For heaven's sake 
square me. I don't dare go home." 

Somebody said that Bull "has blue 
eyes, open and ingenious, as if their 
owner had just stepped into the world 
and wanted to know what all the fuss 
was about." He tells us he is thirty- 
nine years old — and I believe it. every 
day of it. 

He has been riding a dozen years, and 
eighteen months ago conceived the idea 
that "if those other fellow s can build bi- 
cycles for $40 and sell 'em for $150, 1 can 

So he braced up to the colonel and 
talked about "we" manufacturers and 
"our" output for next season. And 
sure enough, "we" have not only turned 
out some good wheels, but have made 
some good records, "roasted" our com- 
petitors, and are getting along admir- 
ably, thank you. 

Bull was once — yes, several times, 
chief consul of his state, and worked 
like a beaver. He has also been a V. P. 
of the league, and might even have been 
president if — ah. if— some people will 
add, the "colonel had so decreed '" But 
then, that's all bosh; eh, Wilson? Eh, 

The possessor of the "ingenious Hue 
eyes" finally saw that building wheels 
was more profitable than building the 
league membership. He was in the 
trade years ago. Bull & Bowf n was the 
firm, but it wasn't profitable then, at 
least for Bull, and he put up his um- 
brella and his shutters. 

As a road book compiler, tour pro- 
moter and general hard worker, Bull is 
well known. He .'•bines as grand mar- 
shal of a lantern parade, and fears 
neither road hog nor the unall boy nuis- 
ance on such occa-ions. 

William is always popular, prosperous 
and happy. Long live Bull. 



Philadelphia, Aug. 15.— The long- 
looked-for souvenier medals of the New- 
ark-Philadelphia century run, which 
have been longer in materializmg than 
are the bars of the Century Road Club, 
at last are ready for distribution. The 
committee having the matter in charge 
did the best that was possible under the 
circumstances. The first work delivered 
was unsatisfactory and was refused. 
When a new design was submitted the 
die was broken before many impressions 
were struck off, thus causing further de- 
lay. Cfiptain Schumacher announces 
that he can now obtain all that are re- 
quired, and will give prompt attention 
to any request sent to 1,400 Oxford 
street. The medal is about the same 
size a=! those of former years, is made of 
coin silver and cost $1. They will be 
furnished to survivors only. 

The Captains' Association is making 
active preparations for the coming an- 
nual lantern pai-ade. O wing to th« im- 
provement of Broad street with asphalt, 
the route will doubtless be changed so as 
to come further south on this magnifi- 
cent street than has heretofore been the 

Al Allen, the well-known century 
man, who has clerked the course at all 
local race meetings this year, with one 
exception, and who has already been 
booked fo^- several of the big fall meets, 
has gained a well- earned reputation with 
racing men, • audience and the other 
track oflScials by the skillful manner in 
which he has filled this difficult position. 
At the South End meet, with an entry 
list of nearly 300, twenty-five trial heats 
and finals were run ofi: in three hours 
and a quarter, old race meet goers say- 
ing that they never saw races run so 
quickly with such a field. 

Last season at almost every race meet- 
ing held here H. Walter Schlichter, the 
sporting editor of the Item, officiated as 
announcer, but increased duties added 
to his interests as captain of a newly 
formed athletic club of phenomenal 
growth, have precluded his attendance 
this season. He was on deck again Sat- 
urday at the Mt. Vernon meet, and that 
clear, ringing voice that penetrates every 
nook and corner of the grand stand was 
once more used by its owner as of old. 
Probably no one regrets hU enforced 
absence from things bicycular than the 
ever popular "Slick," and no one knows 
better the firm hold which cycling has 
taken on the general public over and 
above general athletics, than the versa- 
tile pen-pusher and all-around sports- 
man to whom is so largely due the suc- 
cess of the Philadelphia amateur swim- 
ming club. Paul Berwyn. 

Buffalo, Aug, 15. — The Ramblers B. 
C. is enjoying a well-earned season's 
prosperity, and all things considered, 
is in a most prosperous condition. Its 
ambitions have been such that, governed 
by its long line of experiences, there has 
been nothing but success to follow every 
venture. To-day the Ramblers stand 
alone, almost, among the clubs which 
are above all financial difiiculties, and, 
although there have been times when 
the management has been caUed down 
for its seeming conservatism, yet the 
standing of the club to-day fully com- 

pensates. This club is adding to its 
membership roll every month men noted 
for their speed, pluck, end endurance, 
and also men of solid business habits. 

Yesterday Klipfel, the "undaunted," 
made his thirtieth century of the season. 
He was accompanied by a number of 
local wheelmen, among whom was a 
large delegation from his club, the Ram- 
blers, and Foell of the Press. His supe- 
riority manifested itself when he arrived 
at the club house ahead of all his com- 
panions by several hours. This century 
was made over the Bufl'alo-Le Roy 
course, and this year its roads are gener- 
ally in a very poor condition. The 
strong head wind prevailing prevented 
the riders from making anything like 
fair time, and also hindered some of 
them from finishing at all. 

There is quite a bit of talk about a 
consolidation of all the east side wheel 
clubs into one grand organization. The 
present names of all to be dropped and 
the new union to be christened with a 
new name. Such a scheme looks quite 
feasible and would infuse new life into 
many of our wheelmen, could the 
change but be consummated under the 
best management. Should such a 
change take place, it would involve the 
Wanderers, who have at present a 
membership of about forty-five; the 
Columbias, with a membership of thirty- 
eight, and the Comrade C. C, with 
thirty-five men. There is considerable 
doubt in the minds of many as to the 
success of such a scheme. Many protest 
against large clubs and affirm that a 
better furtherance of the true sport of 
cycling, touring and pleasure-bent ex- 
cursions is best maintained by a small 
club whose members are all thoroughly 
well acquainted, and from whose small 
numbers factions are unknown. Every 
one knows that factions are the natural 
enemies to the peaceful continuance of 
club sociability and to the promulgation 
of club life, and the small club is less 
liable to factions than the large. 

The Wanderers are at work upon an- 
other scheme whereby they may add to 
their popularity and longevity, and also 
make a change of headquarters. It will 
be desirable to make this change be- 
fore the first of the coming month, and 
a special meeting will be called at an 
early date to take action in it. At a re- 
cent meeting of its board of managers, 
C. F. Keyser was elected captain to fill 
the vacancy caused by the resignation of 
G. G. Buse; Frank Woelfel was made 
first lieutenant and Edward Young sec 
ond lieutenant, offices made vacant by 

C. H. Callahan, the popular fast man 
of the Press C. C, has been elected to 
the office of captain, vice Newell, who 
has resigned the office. This week Wed- 
nesday the club will have a moonlight 
run to the Bedell House, where a good 
time generally will be in order. 

We are happy to state that F. W, Rus- 
ser, of the Columbia club, will soon be 
able to mount his wheel, as he has re- 
covered from his slight indisposition. 
The Columbias will have a moonlight 
ride down the river on the evening of 
the 25th, and from the increasing 
demand for whees, the prospects are 
good for a large attendance. 

G. C. Sweet will leave on Wednesday 
for St. Auburn, Conn., where he will re- 
main a month. His family will accom- 
pany him. Before his return Mr. Sweet 
will visit Springfield in time for the 
meet, where he expects to meet the 

makers and agents of the Victors, and a 
general good time will be the result. 

The Comrade C. C. has entered Mae- 
der, Sanger and Englehardt for the ex- 
position races. This club is growing so 
fast that the new quarters in William 
street are too small, and a committee 
will soon be appointed to look for 
larger. Willie Dunn. 

Grand Rapids, Aug. 15.— The warm 
weather seems to have its effect on the 
club runs lately, as they have not been 
as largely attended as usual. 

The Grand Rapids Bicycle Club has 
selected Miss Daisy Thompson collector, 
and several new members have been 
admitted lately. 

The Second Infantry has organized a 
cycle corps, which will consist of a detail 
of two men from each company to do 
duty at camp this week. The riders de- 
tailed from this city are Lieutenant J. 
H. Taylor, A. Souser, Harry Hydom, 
Erve Kemp, Charles Letts and William 

Fred N. Hyman made his second cen- 
tury for this season Sunday; actual rid 
ing time, 8 hrs. 22 min. 

Most of the fast men in the city are in 
training for the Labor day races to be 
given by Studley & Barclay. 

Harry Hydom returned from a 
month's outing at Battle Creek last 

A large number of the local cyclists 
are at the summer resorts enjoying the 
cool breezes of Lake Michigan, Hal. 

Richmond, Ind., Aug. 15. — A club has 
been formed with eighteen charter mem- 
bers. It is the intention to make it an 
L. A. W. club. The oflicers are: Fred 
H. Fox, president: Frank M. Whitesell, 
secretary and treasurer; William G. 
Swain, captain; Robert Canby, lieuten- 
ant. It is to be called the Wayne County 

The second annual century on Aug. 18 
is under the auspices of the W. C. W. 
The run to Muncie, by Avay of Winches- 
ter and return by New Castle and Cam- 
bridge City is one of the most delightful 
in this part of the country. The start 
will be from the Union depot at 4 a. m. 
Thursday, with Townsend and McCoy as 
pacemakers to Muncie, fifty miles; 
breakfast at Winchester; start from 
Muncie at 12:30 after two hours' rest and 
dinner for Cambridge, thirty eight 
miles, with fifteen minutes i-est at New 
Castle; supper at Cambridge and start 
for home, sixteen miles, at 6 o'clock. 
The pace is to be eight miles an hour all 
the way through. On the back of the 
invitation is a map of the run showing a 
table set for meals and bed at home 
ready for occupancy when the rider 
reaches there. Club Mascot. 

Milwaukee, Aug. 5. — At the last reg- 
ular meeting of the Milwaukee Wheel- 
men the race track project was resusci- 
tated, and several propositions offered 
by different members were discussed. 
The most prominent, and the one which 
received the most attention, was that of 
building a half-mile track inside the mile 
track at the new state fair grounds. 
National Park and Athletic Park were 
also up for consideration, and a commit- 
tee consisting of O. K. Binner, A. C, 
Morrison and W. L. Simonds was ap- 
pointed to confer with the officers and 
owners of the several parks, and ascer- 
tain just what can be done. While Mil- 
waukee is advancing very rapidly in all 
other things appertaining to cycling, it 
is a matter for regret that her hundreds 
of riders who have more or less racing 
talent have no place at their disposal for 
the proper developing of speed. With a 
suitable track, such as is enjoyed by rid- 
ers in other cities of even less population 

than Milwaukee, will come au interest 
in racing heretofore unth ought of wliich 
will add new lustre and fame to the rep- 
utation of the Cream City in the cycling 

W. M. Breckenridge, of the Milwaukee 
Wheelmen, who has been spending the 
summer in Pittsburg, is shaking hands 
with Milwaukee friends. Breck was 
employed by a large bicycle house in 
that city, and devoted his spare time to 
racing, in which he was very successful. 
He rode under the colors of the Pitts- 
burg Athletic Club, winning one fii'st, 
two seconds and three thirds, all from 

It is very gratifying to note the num- 
ber of additional lady riders one sees 
this season. If I were to express myself 
according to the highest female cycling 
authority, Elizabeth Robins Pennell, I 
should have said "woman cyclers," but 
as many I refer to can not be classed 
under that category at the present writ- 
ing, I take my chances of being under- 
stood. I recently had a conversation 
with a lady friend of mine, an excellent 
rider, who has just returned from a 
three months' trip to England. As she 
is very enthusiastic over the sport, she 
expected to find ladies equally so on the 
other side, but she was greatly disap- 
pointed, as the fair devotees of the wheel 
are rather limited in number. The roads 
are so good in all parts of England that 
ladies in company with gentlemen 
friends take more to the tricycle. Amer- 
ican women hold in their hands the 
future and permanent prosperity of the 
wheel; if they continue to ride it, and 
throw around it their patronage, the 
glory as the years go by will extend 
until it will be the leading sport. 

Gustave Liebscher, of the Milwaukee 
Wheelmen, has removed to Brooklyn, 

The time Nessel made on the Milwau- 
kee read race, 48:11, has been decided 
by the official docker, E. J. Meisenhei- 
mer, to be absolutely correct. He is 
supported in his decision by three com- 
petent assistants, who acted as official 
timers. It seems a "great roar" ha.s 
been made about nothing. Mr. Garden, 
of Chicago, who enjoys something of u 
reputation as timer, made the assertion 
that Nessel's time should have been 49:11 , 
a difference of one minute, A careful 
investigation of the subjf^ct will prove 
that Mr. Garden has made a mistake. 
Apropos of the undeserved criticism 
heaped upon the racing board of the 
Milwaukee Wheelmen for limiting the 
handicap of L. J. Berger to two minutes 
in the race, 1 am at a loss to comprehend 
how so methodical a person could ha' e 
made such blunders in reporting his 
time on the entry blank — fifteen milt-s 
in forty-eight minutes. Mr. Berger's 
treatment at the hands of the racing 
board boi'ders on unwarranted liberaliiy; 
by his own admission he should have 
been placed with the scratch men. A 
retro pective glance at the work of liie 
racing board can not but call for adni i- 
ation on the part of everyone for tl e 
honest manner in which they handi- 
capped the race. To such an extent did 
they carry their desire to treat vitilurs 
fairly that they made it impossible for a 
Milwaukee rider to win a place. 

The annual century run of the Mil- 
waukee Wheelmen will take place this 
year on the last Sunday in September, 
and will be a hading event. Last year 
it was a great success and largely at- 
tended l:y riders from all sections of II. e 

Out of 300 members of the Milwaukee 
Wheelmen only four attended the re'gu- 
lar scheduled run to Cooney Suntlay. 
The lag four consisted of Lieutenan s 
Schmitbauer and Prachthauser ami 
Private Becker. SUver King Johnson 
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repiired it and followed later. This run 
co8t the club $6 for pos'^age and printing, 
and the limited attendance should be a 
deep seated regret to the members. 

Jack Royal 

Des Moines, Aug. 16.— Cycling here- 
abouts has been lulled by the extremely 
hot weather of the last three weeks, no 
regu'ar club run having taken place. 
But as the cooler evenings approach, 
many interesting runs and rides have 
been planned, with a possibility of some 
kind of tournament. 

The three firms here report business 
fair, while the Kenyon Bicycle Manufac- 
turing Company is turning out some 
vt-ry tine specimens of cycles, two or 
thi-ee weighing only twenty-six, twenty- 
eight and thirty pounds, Edmonds, our 
crack rider, using a twenty-six pounder, 
gpared to sixty-eight inches, fitted with 
Morgan & Wright's racing tire. 

At the Iowa division meet held at 
Sioux City last week, A. B. Edmonds, of 
Des Moines, won four, out of the five 
state championships, and can be rightly 
styled the Iowa champion. He is im- 
proving wonderfully and gave Johnson, 
of Minneapolis, and Merrill, of Chicago, 
a hard race in the open events. By the 
way, the meet in regard to visiting 
wheelmen was a failure; as to attend- 
ance of onlookers a success. Asa state 
representative meet, a failure; as a local 
meet, a success. The boys hereabouts 
blame the oflicials for not advertising 
the affair until the very last moment. 
The league in Iowa is getting the strength 
of a man, and in the near future will he 
a power in its way in Iowa, and we hope 
the next state meet will be a grand rally 
of Iowa L. A. W. JuDA. 

l'Y)KT S<'()TT, Kas., Aug. 13. — The 
cause of roads iniiu'oveme'ut received a 
great impetus here on the night of Aug. 

13, when Henry E. Harris, the coming 
chief consul of th(3 Kansas division, ;id- 
dressed a meeting of tlie editors of east- 
ern Kansas on the subject of good roads. 

The occasion was a banquet tendered 
to visiting editors w ho numbered about 
a hundred. Mr. Harris, who was down 
on the programme for a response to a 
toast, was permitted to choose his own 
subject, and he urged upon the news- 
paper men the importance of giving per- 
sonal and professional aid to the cause. 
Full credit was claimed for the L. A. W. 
for the gallant fight it is making. There 
is no doubt that the speech did much 
good, as, after the banquet, a number of 
editors of the most important papers in 
the state came to Mr. Harris and prom- 
ised him to keep up the agitation and to 
assist the Kansas division in lobbying a 
good roads bill through the next legisla- 
ture. Seck. 

London, Aug. 6. — I have just returned 
from the Harrogate meet and camp, one 
of the joUiest and most enjoyable func- 
tions of all the cycling year. As well as 
being the pleasantest, it is also one of the 
oldest-established events in the cyclist's 
calendar. Sixteen years ago the first 
cyclists' meet was held at Harrogate, a 
famous inland watering place in York- 
shire, where there is a spa famous for 
the curative properties of its waters. 
The place is situated high up on one of 
the cliff table-lands of England. The air 
is most bracing and invigorating, and 
within a few miles is some of the finest 
scenery in England. As years went on 
the north of England meet became of 
considerable importance. Men came not 
only from the surrounding district, but 
also from Scotland, the midlands and 
south. On one occasion, ten years ago, 
there was a row at one of the hotels, 
late in the evening, after the men be- 
gan larking, as young men with plenty 
of health and spirits will do. The result 
was that the hotel proprietor sent in a 
bill for £40 for damage done, and it Avas 
intimated to the promoters of the meet 
that theiv patronage was nut desired at 
that or any other hotel in the town. The 

question then arose as to what should be 
uone. The men were not going to give 
up the meet, and it was almost decided 
tj lioJd it elsewhere when some one sug- 
gested a cyclist camp. The idea was at 
once taken up, and the field of the Har- 
r gale Cricket Club, about a mile from 
the center of the town, was hired for the 
purpose of carrying it out. 
■ The first camp was a great success, 
and since then it has been held every 
year, opening on the Friday before the 
August Bank holiday, and closing on the 
Wednesday after it, a period of five days. 
Of course at times it has suffered, owing 
to the weather, but however wet it may 
have been one year, the men have always 
turned up again with the greatest per- 
sistence twelve months later. Some of 
the old campers have come to regard it 
as a regular fixture, and they would not 
miss it for anything. They come from 
all parts — Scotland, London, Coventry, 
Manchester. Liverpool, Preston, New- 
castle, Leeds and Bradford — and all re- 
gard it as a holiday where the cares of 
business are to be laid aside and one's 
whole energy devoted to the enjoyment 
of one's self and others. 

The camp itself consists of some fifty 
bell tents, arranged in the shape of a 
double horse-shoe, at the top of which is 
a special tent reserved for the president. 
At the open end are the secretary's tent, 
the barber's tent, the social tent, the 
mess tent and the machine tent — all 
large, lofty marquees of varying shapes 
and sizes. Each of the smaller tents is 
occupied by four men. They are pro- 
vided with wooden floors, and each man 
hai allowed to him a rough mattress, a 
bolster of straw and a couple of army 
blankets. All the meals are served in 
the mess tent, the men taking coupons 
for them when they enter the camp, and 
the cost to each man is close on three 
dollars a day. In the early days of the 
afi'air the men were quite content to take 
their tents just as thty were and make 
the best of them ; but more recently a 
fashion has arisen for decorating them in 
the most elaborate manner. Flower beds 
are planted around the entrances; flags, 
lamps and curtains are used in profus- 
ion, and when the weather is fine the 
scene is a very gay one. This year the 
conditions were, on the whole, very 
favorable. It rained each night and the 
wind blew freshly each day, but neither 

wind nor rain were h^avy enough to 
cause any great discomfort. The presi- 
dent this year was Henry Sturmey, tht3 
editor of the Cyclist, and it is worthy of 
note that this was the first occasion on 
which a press man has been so honored, 
It is said of Sturmey that it was he who 
threw the bolster which began the i ow 
that ended in the starting of the camp. 
However that may be, he has only once 
missed being at the camp since the start, 
and that was in his racing days when he 
was in bed at home with a broken shoul- 
der. His presidency this year has been 
a most popular and successful one. He 
brought with him as his aide de-camp E. 
H. Godbold , the editor of Bicycling News, 
and while Sturmey supported the dig- 
nity of the position m the public events 
Clodbold assisted him admirably in the 
dispensation of the hospitality which 
rules within the more private precincts 
of the president's tent. Here each day 
they entertained a large number of visit- 
ors, and in the late hours of the evening 
they held receptions of the picked men 
of the camp. For my own part, I have 
seldom come across a more distinguished 
and talented Set of men than gathered at 
Harrogate. There was scarcely one 
who had not gained honors in some line 
of life, or who was not possessed of 
some striking characteristic. And a 
more jolly and good-natured lot I r^ver 
came across. Everybody seemed bent 
on makmg the best of everything, and 
the result was that everybody had a joy- 
ous, happ.v time. The meet has usually 
been noted for the presence of some cy- 
clist from abroad. Years ago '"Papa" 
Weston and his American touring party 
visited it; last year George Burston of 
Melbourne was the honored guest: thit 
year one of the club visitors was E. M. 
Jaflfrav of the Referee, who was one of 
R. L. Philpott's party. He is not a man 
given to many words or great enthusi- 
asm, but on this occasion he grew almost 
eloquent in his expressions of pleasure at 
the jollity and enjoyableness of the 
whole afi'air. Each day there was some 
special attraction on the programme. 
On Saturday there was racing, on Sun- 
day there was a special church service 
followed by a sacred concert. On Mon- 
day there was more racing, and on 
Thursday there was a picnic to Studiey 
Royal and Fountains Abbey, one of the 
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IJairy Beckham, of the Illinois club, is 
in New Foundland on a month's tour. 

Sam Danziger left Saturday for a tour 
in southern Wisconsin and northern 

The Wicker Park League Club has 
changed, its name to the Wicker Park 
Cycling Club. 

K F. Peterson and wife are at Nago- 
wicka Lake, touring through the sur- 
rounding country. 

H. M. Gardiner, of the Lake View 
Cycling Club, is after the twenty-foui-- 
hour record honors. 

The Bowman ville band, which lately 
accompanied the Lincoln club to St. Joe, 
is to be mounted on cycles. 

Miss Ada Graves, of the west side, 
rode to Elgin and return in 6:05, an ex- 
cellent performance even for a man. 

Long Lake to Chicago, fifty miles, was 
ridden Sunday last by Captain Harry 
Rose, of the Washing' on C ub, in 3:43. 

Sunday the Illinois club foes to St. 
Joe and tlie following week to Ottawa, 
where the day will be spent among the 

The Mes.srs. Stahl, on Thursday, Aug. 
9, rode to Fox Lake, a. distance of fifty- 
live miles, in 0:03. Tliey roJo home on 

The Lake View Cycling Club runs to 
Waukeegan, starting Saturday after- 
noon. The Oak Park clvib lides up and 
bac'k Sunday. 

Miss Lizzie S'ahl and Sam T. White 
rode to Tox Lake and return Sunday, a 

century, in less than sixteen hours. The 
fifty five miles to Fox Lake were done 
in 6:35. 

The Lake View Cycling Club gives a 
lawn party this (Friday) evening in the 
club's yard. A large dancing platform 
has been erected. Refreshments will be 
served throughout the evening. 

C. Smith, of the Columbia Wheelmen, 
rode 200 miles on the Oak Park ten-mile 
course in seventeen hours. He had 
neither time-keepers nor officials, and 
was out just to see what he could do. 

This Saturday evening the Columbia 
Wheelmen expect to occupy their $15,- 
000 home at 811 west Division street. 
There will be no grand blow-out, but all 
friends will be given a cordial welcome. 

Greenburg, Erickson, Tagholm, Paul- 
sen, Schubbe, Doyle, Hand, Brandt, 
Olsen and Bartholdy, of the Columbia 
Wheelmen, rode over the Elgin-Aurora 
course Sunday, the first seven in less 
than twelve hours. 

Being just too late to rescue a drown- 
ing man Sunday, a mile off Chicago 
avenue, in twenty feet of water, Harvey 
Pound, of the Quadrant company, spent 
two and a half hours diving before suc- 
ceeding in getting the body. 

Several members of the Minnette Cy- 
cling Corps are sadder but wiser men, 
for on Saturday last they staked their all 
on Woolas to beat StiUwell in the Lake 
View Club's McConnell race. Some |500 
or more changed hands, it is said. 

The South Chicago Y. M. 0. A. Cycling 
Club entertained forty members of the 
six other Y. M. C. A, cycling clubs in 
this city, at a banquet, Thursday even- 
ing last, conducting them through the 
great rolling mills for an appetizer. 

F. J. McEIroy, of the Lake View club, 
rode down the sandy beach of Lake 
Michigan in Monday's broiling sun to St. 

Joe. Several members of the Kenwood 
Road Club lately rode a century to 
Michigan City and return on the beaeh. 

Zlnimjf Goes to Cleveland. 
New York, Aug. 17— (Special.)— Zim- 
merman and Windle won't meet here on 
the 27th. Tne former positively appears 
at Cleveland and the latter at Manhattan 
Field. Tyler's movements are unknown. 



The I'neuniatic Mesponsible. 
Amid great excitement at Washington 
Park, Chicago, on Wednesday, Nancy 
Hnnks, driven before a pneumatic sulky 
weighing sixty and a half pounds, by 
Budd Doble, trotted a mile in 2:07 1-4, the 

quarter being :311 2; half, 1:03 3 4; 
three-quarters, 1:36 1-2; mile, 2:071-4— 
last quarter, :30 3-4. Doble thinks the 
mare will do even better than this before 
the season ends. 

As with the bicycle, the pneumatic 
tire for use on the sulky has now become 
a permanent thing, and no first class 
races are held with the old style vehicle. 
C. C. Jerome of Chicago is now using 
one behind his honses. Road Master and 
Pat Leg, and hopes to break their records 
of 2:22 and 2:25. respectively. Thissulk.y 
was on exhibition at Kimball's cairiage 
repository during the week and created 
considerable interest among horse own- 
ers. The new style wheel is a surprise 
to old-time drivers of trotters. One said, 
the other day. at Grand rapids: 

I came simply to look on ; I came here to attend 

the races and to learn something, I have learned 
something to-day. You know tiie old saying, 
"never too old to learn," If any man had tcld 
me a year go that I would have seen a horse lug- 
ging a bicycle aroimd a race track I should hav 
told him lie was a lunatic; yet I saw that very 
thing to-day at the track. 

In a recent race at Grand Rapids Bush 
was the only horse that appeared with a 
high wheel in the 2:19 trot, and she dis- 
carded it for the bicycle wheel after the 
first heat. In the free-for-all the four 
pacers wf re hitched to the fashionable 
riif, while Muggins was the only starter 
in the 2:27 trot with the ordinary, and 
she was distanced the first heat. This 
shows how well pneumatics work on 

C. J. Conolly, the Rochester bicycle 
agent, fitted three sulkies with pneu- 
matic tires last week. The orders were 
from Dell Barker, owner of Nellie B , 
Emory Walter, owner of Kitty Bard, and 
E. H. Newcomb, owner of Chronos. The 
latter horse won a 2:20 pace in three 
straight heats with the new wheels. 

The Toledo Cadets. 

The first military cyclists in this coun- 
try were the Toledo Cadets of the Ohio 
National Guard, though since their or- 
ganization many similar bodies have 
been formed. While in camp last week 
about thirty of that company rode to 
Presque Isle on their wheels, and imme- 
diately after th ir arrival gave an exhi- 
bition drill on thein. The drilling was 
done on the parade ground, which is a 
very rougli stubble iiokl. and one on 
which any whe Iman might hesitate to 
ride. There the conii)any executed all 
the .movements <»f a cavalry troop, wheel 
iug and turning in both slow and fast 
time. They use wheels l)uilt especially 
for their its'e by the Gendron Iron Wheel 
Company, and notwithstanding some 
very severe use, the wheels have stood 
up wonderf ull}' well ; in f acf , no trouble 
has been experienced by the soldier cy- 


Eastern Jtace Matters, 
The rumor that Windle would don 
racing clothes once more and at an early 
date has been generally discredited; but 
the following proves beyond a doubt that 
my statements weeks ago, that Windle 
would race this fall, and was training on 
his private track, were correct. The let- 
ter, fresh from a typewriter, was received 
from the little cliarapion to-day: 

"W'usT MiLi.uuRY, Mass, Aug. 13, 1892.— W. J. 
IMi'RiiAN, Njsw Yokk — Your letter of yesterday 
« as duly received this nioi-ning. I shall probably 
race at all the meets of any account this fall. 1 
iiiten<l to be do-rni to the Manhattan Field the 
27th, sure. Am not in very good form as yet, but 
trust that I will be so at that time. Call and see 
lue when this way again. Thanking you for your 
kiml enquiiy, I am, very truly, 

W. W. Windle. 

Columbia vs. Ealeigh of Great Britain , 
with the 2:10 for company; and warm 
company it will be, too. Whatever criti- 
cisms I may have launched at the fair 
lad of West Milbury in the past, have 
not been done because of any personal 
feeling, but was a fair statement of pub- 
lic opinion, and as such I stand by it, 
notwithstanding the shafts hurt a sensi- 
tive nature like Windle's. A champion 
must always expect criticism. But after 
the question I raised was satisfactorily 
explained, nothing else could be said, for 
Windle can never be accused of coward- 
ice or unfair tactics on the path: and I 
am convinced that he is game. Why 
should he not be? Are not his parents 
Anglo-Saxon? His face reflects the pluck 
he possesses. Regarding his "not being 
in very good form," must be taken with 
a grain of salt, as the following, sent me 
by W. S. Warriner, of the Springfield Bi- 
cycle Club tournament committee, shows 
Windle to be racing tolerably fast— 1:03 
4 5, in a strong wind, is not bad. Mr. 
Warriner says: 

W. W. Windle was in town yesterday, stopping 
off on his way home fro . Hartford, where he had 
been on business. He rode on Hampden Park 
both morning and evening, and made a half mile 
from a rolling start in 1 :0 } -l-.^. He was paced the 
first quarter by F. C. firaves and finish<-d alone. 
He did not work vei'i' hard, and can undoubtedly 
go mnch faster, but this would be fast, enough to 
heat iCimnierman's 1 :05, whieh is the official rec- 
ord for the half mile. Moreover, Windle had a 
strong wind against him 3iud is not yet in ihe best 
of condition. Tie had been in training only about 
a Week, he said, tliough he liad been riding jiiore 
or less through the season. He is liaiikering aftei- 
liis lost mile record, and after riding a wliile 
longer on his Millbury ti-aek witli his fiieud M. B. 
Arnold, hejexpectsto come here about the middle 
Of ne.Kt month and spend twn weeks. He admit- 
ted he would probably race in our tournament 
and wished to get used to our track before he 
raced here. If in suitable condition, he may also 
run in the Buffalo races this month. Windle is 
much pleased with our track acd said it was so 
fast he had difficulty in gauging himself properly. 
Windle's friends are as confident as ever that he 
is the fastest man in America, and saj' he can 
easily beat 2:10 for the mile to-day, and his week 
yesterday would seem to justify the assertion. 

Dan Canary and President Miller spend 
their spare moments breaking in the pair 
of 3:10 colts who go to the winners of the 
big race at Springfield; and from what 1 
can learn the trotters are a great pair 
and brought Miller and Canary Jionie in 
very fast from Holyoke the other 
evening, where they had been to a p'c- 
nic, A Spriuglield correspondent says: 

t ieorge F. Taylor is expected to arrive in town 
lo-dayand -nnll probably set to work i educing 
records again, and Barry Tyler is expected the 
last of the week. Thomas Eelph has not been 
feeling well lately and has given up training foi' 
the prev^ent. The bicycle club has decided to 

give ui) both the ordmary races iu the tourna- 
ment, and will substitute half-mile, open, i-aces 
for them. The ordinary races were a mile, open, 
the first day, and a half-inile the second. 

The clash of many tournament date-, 
August 27, is bound to scatter the cracks, 
and the pot hunter will have a picnic 
sure. What with Cleveland, Montreal, 
Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, the 
"blue rims" and other kind of rims will 
not go around for all places; but the 
present racing system is to blame. Tour- 
nament managers are at the mercy of a 
few cracks. 

The M. A. C. people of this city are to 
issue 30,000 free invitations totheir grand 
cycling blow-out, and with real estate, 
pianos and the suggestive names of 
Money nenny and Betting as managers in 
charge, every blessed crack in these 
United States ought to be there. They 
say that the cracks of to-day want the 
earth, so the Moneypenny-Betting man- 
agement will give them two sections of 
it on August 27. 


Taxis and Zimmerman wUl go for 
tandem records this fall. 

There is great hustling to secure the 
cracks for the various events Aug. 27. 

The Union County Roadsters of Rah- 
way give their races Sept. 5, v^rites Sec- 
retary Chamberlain. 

Road racing in the main must be sup- 
pressed. Wheeling's suggestion that the 
united cj cling press refuse to publish 
anything about them is worthy of con- 

The appointment of a paid timer and 
referee by the L. A. W. is being discussed 

A. B. Rich IS evidently off training 
somewhere, as his desk in the Liberty 
Broadway store looks lonesome. They 
say "Qailly" is getting into his old form. 

W. S. Campbell is a most generous fel- 
low. He gives away a prize any friend 
might admire. His latest gift was a 
magnificent smoking set, to ex- Chairman 
Atwater of the racing board. 

S. B. De Young, treasurer of the Man- 
hattan Bicycle Club, is back from his 
European tour. 

W. H. De Graff ("Pap '), J- B yVnder- 
son and J. A. Atkinson are associate 
managers of the M. A. C. meet. 

The M. A. C. has discontinued paying 
expenses for the Teuton, Carl Hess. 
Here's a chance far a club to get a very 
good man, for Hess is a clever handicap 

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Coiuintj VhiladeliiUUi Races. 
The Quaker City Wheelmen, of Phila- 
delphia hold their second annual race 
meet on the Tioga ti'ack Saturday, Aug. 
27. The programme contains twelve 
events, as follows: One-mile, safety, 
novice, open; quarter mile, safety, 
scratch, open; one-niile, ordinar3^, handi- 
cap, open; one-mile, safety, 3:10 class, 
open; one-mile, safety, handicai^, ojien; 
half-mile, safetv, scratch, open; one-mile, 
safety, Q. C. W. championship, club; 
one-mile, safety, record (jirize for eacli 
hip), open; one-mile, safety, 2:45 class, 
open; two-mile, safety, handicap, open; 
one-nule, safety, Q. C. W. handicap, 
club; one-mile, tandem, handicap, open. 
The prize list is an attractive one, con- 
taming a $700 piano, numerous high 
grade wheels, gold watches and other 
a.rticles of value. The Tioga track is 
being constantly improved and should 
be in record-breaking shape by the time 
of the Quakers' meet. Information or 
entry blanks can l^e obtained from Cap- 

tain C, Z. Schumaker, 1400 Oxford 

Tlie committee in charge of the meet 
of tlie Associated Cycling Clubs, on Sept. 
17, announces the following list of 
events for that occasion: One-mile, 
safety, novice; quarter-mile, safety, 
open ; one-mile, safety, 2:40 class, open; 
half-mile, safety, handicap, open; one- 
third mile, safety, flying start, open; 
one-mile, safety, world's record, open; 
one-mile, tandem, handicap, open; one- 
mile, safety, handicap, open; one-mile, 
safety, lap race, open. The prize list 
will undoubtedly be the most Taluable 
one yet offered this year, and in addition 
to the prizes for the winners a prize -will 
be given to the leader on each lap in 
every race. Entries close Sept. 10 with 
F. H. Ganigiies, 931 Chestnut street. 

From the present outlook the meet of 
the season in Piiiladelphia will unques- 
tionably be that of the Park Avenue 
Wheelmen, on Sept. 24. The committee 
in charge, headed bj^ its indefatigable 
president, has been working for months 
on the coming event, and will leave no 
stone unturned to keep their position at 
the top of the heap. Its reputation was 
well estublished last season, and as a 
consequence, although their entry blanks 
are not yet out nor the prize list an- 
nounced, they have received the positive 
promise of almost everv crack rider to 
be present. Some startling novelties are 
promised for this meet, notice of vvhich 
will shortly be made public. 

The annual road race, whichhas been 
given for the past three years by the 
Wilmington Wheel Club, will be held 
this year on Saturdaj^ Oct. 1 , and will 
be held under the joint auspices of the 
Wilmington Wheel Club and the War- 
ren Athletic Club. A specialty will be 
made of the track events, and the prize 
list will be sufficiently handsome to 
attract not only all tiie noted road riders 
of the country, but the path riders as 
well. On the Monday following the 
meet a trip will be taken to the new 
kite-shaped track at Kirkwood, Del., the 
i:)roprietor of which has a standing offer 
of prizes for any records broken thereon. 

The Tioga Athletic Association, at its 
last meeting decided to hold a tourna- 
ment under its own auspices, on Co- 
lumbian Day, Oct. 21, the proceeds of 
wliich are to be devoted to the further 
improvement of the track. Any infor- 
mation regarding tlie tournament can be 
obtained from C. A Dimon, chairman 
committee, 1020 Walnut street, Phila- 
delphia. Paul Berwyn. 

•X- * * 

Milwauhee Hacliuj Oosalp. 

W. (J. Sanger, of the Milwaukee 
Wh elmen, will attempt to low^er the 
twenty-five-mile world's record. The 
latest bomb exploded in Milwaukee bi- 
cycle circles, and one that is causing no 
little excitement, is that Sanger, who has 
developed such remarkable form as a 
rider, will go against this record. Prep- 
arations are being made and all the es- 
sential details will be carefully looked 
after. The attempt will in all probabil- 
ity be made over the White Fish Bay 
road, which has a magnificent straight- 
away of three and one-third miles, and 
is as level as a floor. The only possible 
objection that can be argued is the 
numerous turns, but they would prove 
no serious objection. Twelve or fifteen 
of the fastest riders in the northwest will 
assist in the attempt to smash the record. 
The date for the event has not yet been 
decided, but will be in the near future. 

The first annual century rim of the 
North Side Cycling Club took place last 
Sunday over the Watertown course. The 
start was made from the club room at 5 
o'clock, with twenty-three in line, The 
roads proved to be excellent and the 

pace-making such as enabled all to fin- 
ish, with the exception of one or two. 
Souvenirs were presented with handsome 
gold badges by the club. 

Sanger, Nicel and Schmidtbauer will 
run oft' the Milwaukee championship 
race, which was postponed at the recent 
exposition races, at the Milwaukee 
Whee'men's tournament, Nation?l Park, 
September 10. At the exposition races 
each rider won a heat, and the race is to 
determine who is the champion. The 
medal is of solid gold and valued at ,f 100. 

Should Sanger be successful in defeat- 
ing Lumsden iu any of the races at 
Parkside on the 26cii and 27th, he will 
loom up in all the greatness of a new 
silk tile, purchased at the expense of one 
of his friends, vvho is willing to lose the 

Among the Milwaukee riders who 
have signified their intention of com|>ct- 
ing at the races at I'arkside, at Chicago, 
are Sanger, Andrae, Nicel, Price, Weg- 
ner and Schmitz. 

W. C. Sanger, accompanied by his 
father, will attend the races at Cincin- 
nati, and may have an opportunity to 
ride against Zimmy. From there he 
will attend race meets in Sarnia, Ont. , 
and Buffalo, returning home for a tew 
days' rest before starting for Chicago. 
Sanger is riding in wonderful form, and 
it is not idle talk to say that great things 
may be expected of him. 

The racing board of the Milwaukee 
Wheelmen has decided to have a grand 
field day at National Park Saturday, 
Sept. 10. The half-mile track will be 
got into the best of condition and will be 
capable of fast time. The events will be 
twelve in number, embracing everything 
from a quarter to a ten- mile race, A 
good list of prizes will be offered, which 
it is expected will interest the fast men 
all over the country. The holding of the 
meet on the date selected is considered 
very opportune, as many of the leading 
men of the country will be in the west 
about that time, and it is hoped they can 
be induced to participate. This is the 
initial meet of the Milwaukee Weelmen 
and every effort will be made to make it 
a grand success. 

Notwithstanding the large expense 
contingent to the Milwaukee Wheelmen 
road race, F. J. Schroeder, chairman of 
the racing board, has turned over to the 
club's treasury $100 as the profit of the 
race. This amount will be placed to the 
credit of the race track fund. 

Meet of the Mt. Vernon Wheeltneu. 
The Mt. Vernon Wheelmen made their 
first attempt at holding a race meet on 
Saturday last, the result being an ex- 
tremely interesting afternoon's sport, 
which was, however, not so well patron- 
ized as it should have been, the audience 
not numbering more than 1,200. The 
event of the day was its one-mile open, 
or the "piano race." Taxis, Carl Hess, 
Wheeler, Rich, Mulliken, R. H. Smith, 
Hazelton, Hanley and Bilyeu lined up 
for this event. Smith went for and 
captured the prizes offered for both the 
first and second laps. Taxis was easily 
the fa\"orite for first filace; but through 
evident over-confidence, added to fear of 
Rich, allowed Hess too much headway, 
and the flying Dutchman came down 
the stretch witli such a magnificent 
spurt that it was impossible to catch 
him. After the programme was fin- 
ished Taxis, paced by Bilyeu, Smith and 
Wheeler, made an attempt for the track 
r(!cord made in competition by Taylor 
on .June 25 of 2:30, and cut the figures 
down to 2:20 1-5. Following is the sum- 

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G. 2Sf. Kocket, O. C, 3; time, 2;56 2-5. 

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BishoiJ, p. A. W., 2; Hamup.l Noar, N. W. W. 3; 
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>'taal C. H. Th<.miis, I ; A. M. Muslu-t^ 2; (i. N. 
Itoekett. 3; time, 2:GS 2-5. 

Half-mile, safety, handicap— first heat^J. L. 
Hanl^y, W. A. C, 60 yards. 1; A. B. Rich, R. W., 
30 yai'ds, £; G. W. Coates, A. C. S. N„ TO yards, 3; 
time, 1:08 4-5. 

Second heat^H. T. Wnnder, T. A; A., 80 yards, 
] ; B. Z. Bahl, Q. C. W., 75 yard.?, 2; H. Boerum, 
K. C. W., 70 yards, 3; time, 1 :07 4-5. 

Final— A. B. Rich, 1 ; H. T. Wunder, 2; S. H. Bil- 
yeu, P. A. W., 35 yards, 3; time, 1:07 3-5. 

One-mile, safet.y, championship, Mt. Vernon 
Wheelmen— R. A. French, 1; D. Oreighton, 2; M. 
F. Trevillo, 3: time, 3:03. 

One-mile, sa'^ety, 2:60 class — first heat— W. N, 
Price, W. W., 1; C. J. Ci-aft, N. W., 2; P. A. Dem- 
orest, P. W., 3: time, 2:43 2-5. 

Second heat — J. A. Mead, Q. C. "W., 1; H. N. 
Swank, P. A. W., 2; W. Flenard, 3; time, 2:48 1-5. 

Final- W. K. Price, 1; J. A. Mead, 2; H. N. 
Swank, P. A. AY,, 3: time, 2:54 1-5. 

One-mile, safety, open— Carl Hess, M. A. C, 1; 
AV. W. Taxis, unaUached, 3; A. B. Rich, 3; time, 

One-mile, safety, 2:40 class— G B. Waters, Cen- 
Uuir CO., 1; H. T. V\'imder. 2: J. F. Coise, N. W., 
3; time, 2:47 2-5. 

One-mile, sitetj^, championship, time wheel- 
men— 0. M. Baily, ]; Morris Hxmter, 2; time, 
3:03 1-5. 

One-mile, sa,fety, handicap — first heat — A. B. 
Rich, 55 yards, 1 ; R. P. Rich, N. W. W., 110 yards, 
2: J. ^V. Judge, R. W., 1S5 yards, 3; time, 2:26. 

Second heat--H. C. Wheeler, M. A. C, 35 yards, 
l;.J. R. HazeltoD, R. A. C, 45 yards, 2: G. W 
Coates, A. C. S. N,-, 140 yards, 3; time, 2:30. 

Final- H. C. Wheeler, 1; A. B. Rich, 2; J. W 
•tudge, R. W., 126 yards 3; time, 2:22 4-S. 

One mile, ordinary, handicap — C. L. Logen, iin- 

One mile, handicap, open— A. A. Zimmerman. 
N. Y. A. C, I ; W. Hyslop, Toronto B. C, 2; time, 
2:28 2-5. 

Club championship, two miles— W. Hyslop, 1; 
D. Na,smith, 2; P. W. Gullett, 3; time, 5:36 2-5. 

Oonsolalion race, one mile— 0. A. Calahan, P. 
C. C, Buffalo, 1; G. S. Low, Montreal B. C, 2: 
time, 2:40 4-5. 


On the second day, Monday, fully 5.000 
people were attracted to the Rosedale 
track, which was in excellent shape 
and the weather was grand. Zii.imer- 
man's handicaps were doubled, at his 
own request. The results were as fol- 

Half-mile, handicap— G. M. Wells, 30 yards, 1; 
A. A. Zimmerman, scratch, 2; W. Hyslop, 30 
yards, 3; time, 1:05 3-4. 

Mile, handicap-W. S. Campbell, Manhattan 
Athletic Club, 30 yards, 1; W. Hyslop, 2; time, 
2:26 3-5. 

Quarter-mile, dash— G. M. Wells, 10 yards, 1 ; 
Zimmerman, scratch, 2; time, :33 3-5. 

Five-mile, handicap— W. Hyslop, 150 yards, 1 ; 
W. S. Campbell, 130 yards, 2; time, 18:55 3-.5. 

Mile, open— Zimmerman, 1; S. M. Wells, 2; W. 
Hyslop, 3; time, 2:54. 

Three mUes, provincial championship— G. M. 
Wells, 1; W. Hyslop, 2; time, 8:47 3-5. 

TowOf^s State Meet, 

The meet of the Iowa division at 
Sioux City last week resulted in some 
good racing and state record breaking. 
There were good crowds present on both 

A. B. Edwai;ds, 2; IX K. Halton, 3, time, 5:05 3-5. 

One hundred yards slow J-ace— A, B. Edward.s, 
1; George Lijips, 2; Thomas 8. Morrison, 3; time, 

One-mile, state championsliip— A. B. Kdwards, 
1; N. McElvain, 2; H. A. F. Ford, 3; time, 3:02 1-5. 

Quarter-mile, open, flying start^-D. H. Halton, 
1; H L. Stacey, 2; William Schnell, 3; time, :34. 

Half-mile, open, J. S. Johnson, 1; D. A. Halton, 
2; Thomas Morrison, 3; time, 1:10 4-5. 

Five-mile, state championship— A. B. Edmonds, 
1; n. A. F. Ford, 2; N. McElvain, 3; time, 15:33 1-5. 

Cutting's Chicago-A^itrora 'Record, 

There has been considerable discussion 
among century riders in Chicago over 
the record made by C. D. Cutting, of the 
Cook County Wheelmen, from Chicago 
to Aurora, via. Elgin, and return. Ac- 
cording to report he started Sunday to 
beat his own record of 7 hrs. 56 min., 
made a ^hort time since, and which was 
said to be some fifteen minutes better 
than Ulbrecht's record, made last fall. 
He started at Halsted and Washington 
streets at 5:10 o'clock, paced by A. R. 
March, and reached Aurora in 3 hrs, 50 
min,, notwithstanding a rest of thirty- 
six minutes at Elgin. This would make 
his riding time for the fifty-five miles 
justs hrs. 14 min., a performance Cut- 
ting is hardly capable of. Then Rogers 
of Aurora, Nelson of the Columb'a 
Wheelmen, and Buchanan, of the Illi- 
nois club paced him back, reaching his 

composed of various and good prizes, 
and Jacksonville's biggest prize is an 
$800 piano. This promises to be a strong 
circuit, and from the way it is being 
boomed will surely be successful through- 

The Chicago C. C. Tournainent, 
From all indications the two days' 
tournament of the Chicago Cycling Club 
at Parkside next Friday and Saturday 
will surpass anything of the kind given 
in Chicago. The arrangements are nearly 
all complete for the event, and wich 
good weather the gate should be a large 
one. Already there is a big entry list, 
and to-morrow, when all entries must be 
in the hands of Charles P. Root, 334 
Dearborn street, the list will include all 
the western and some of the eastern fly- 
ers. The track has been put in excellent 
shape, the turns having been re-built, so 
that there will be no longer danger from 

The prize committee has been diligent 
and very successful, and announces sev- 
eral bicycles, cyclers' clothing, gold and 
silver medals, silverware, sundries, e'c, 
a valuable and select lot of prizes for the 
sixteen events. The house committee of 
the club has been made one on entertaio- 
andrecep'ion, and is making arrange- 
ments to receive outside riders and care 

attached, 100 yards. 1 ; E. C. Bahl, Q. C. W., 155 
yards, 2; J. L. Hanley, W. A. C, 115 yards, 3; 
time, 2:45. 

Quarter mile, .safety, open — first heat— W. W. 
Taxis, 1;F. A. Doraorest, P. W., 2; H. C. Beebe, 
W. W. C, 3; time, :39 2-5. 

Second heat^George C. Smith, R. W., 1; W. H- 
Mulliken, B. C. C, 2; time, :35 2-5. 

Final— W. W. Taxis, 1 ; W. H. Mulliken, 2; lime, 
:13 4 5. Smith finished second but was disquali- 
flsd, as his trainer overstepped the mark. 

One-mile, tandem, handicap — J. C. Donnelly 
and S. H. Bilyeu, 1; R. P. Rich and Frank Damp- 
man, 2; time, 2:35 1-5. 

Paui. Berwyn. 

* * * 

Zimmy at Toronto, 
The first day of the Toronto, Out., 
meet saw 4,000 in the grand stand to see 
Zimmerman and the Canadian cracks in 
the Toronto B. C.'s races last Saturday. 
There were threatening clouds hanging 
over all day, but the rain held oflf. Zim- 
merman was well received when he won 
his three firsts. The summary: 

One-mile, novice— A. N. Budetan, Toronto B. C, 
1; J. McKay, Kingston B. C, 2; time, 5:12 1-5. 

Quarter-mile, flying start — A. A. Zimmerman, 
N. Y. A. C, 1; G. M. Wells, Toronto Wanderers B. 
C, 2; G. S. Law, Montreal B. C, 3; time, :32 3-5; 
lorevious Canadian record, :36. 

One-mile, three-minute class — L. D. Roberts, 
Toronto Athensemn Club, 1; AV. G. McClelland, 
Toronto B. C, 2; time, 2:46. 

Half-mile, handicap— A. A. Zimmerman, N. Y. 
A. C, 1; W. Hyslop, Toronto B. C, 2; time, 
1:08 4-5; previous Canadian record, 1:12 1-6. 

Club handicap, three miles— W, M, Canno", 1; 
F. A. Bendelan, 2; lime, 8:12 4-j. 

days, Wednesday and Thursday, and 
much interest was taken in the events, 
which passed off smoothl^^ The sum- 

Half-mile, novice— H. A. Stacy, Chicago, 1 : E. 
Y. Friend, Brighton, la , 2; Charles Ashley, Sioux 
City, 3; time, 1:19 8-5. 

Quarter-mile, state championship — A. B. Ed- 
monds, Des Moines, 1; H. Clifford, Sioux City, 2; 
F. McElwain, Cedar Falls, 3; time, :37. 

Half-mile, handicap— F. McElwain, Cedar Falls, 
60 yds., ]; L. E. Halton, Omaha, 40 yds., 2; T. S. 
Mori-ison, Chicago, 60 yds., 3; time, 1:10. John, 
son on scratch. 

Quarter-mile, boys— Raljah Earl, 1; F. Scher- 
merhorn, 2; James Jackson, 3; time, :39 \-4:. 

Quarter-mile, open — First heat — A. B. Edmonds, 
1; W. Schnell, 2; H. J. Cassady, 3; time, :3B. 

Second heat -J. S. Johnson, 1; Bird, 2; Merrill, 
8; time, :34 4-5. 

Final heat— Johnson, 1; Bird, 2; Halton, 3; 
time, :36. 

Half-mile, Sioux City C. C. championship — Ford, 
1; Kaump, 2; Harstad, 3; time not taken. 

One-mile, handicap — Schnell, 100 yds., 1; Ed- 
monds, 100 yds., 2; Morrison, 150 yds , 3; Johnson, 
scratch, 4 ; time, 2:26 2-5. Merrill quit on the first 

One-mile, three-minute class — Edmonds, 1; 
Ford. 2; Morrison, 8; time, 2:44 2-5. State record. 

Half-mile, state championshid— Edmond«, 1; 
Ford, 2; Haniland, 8; time, 1:17 2-5. State 

Two-mile, open— Johnson, 1; Halton, 2; Ed- 
monds, 3: time, 5:56 2-5. 


One-mile, open — J. S. Johnson, 1 ; D. E. Halton, 
2; William Schnell, 3; time, 3:38 3-5. 
Two mile, handicap— J. S. Johnson, scratch, 1 ; 

destination at 12:10, or exactly seven 
hours, and reducing the record by fifty- 
six minutes. The course is about 105 
miles, and how Cutting can do fifteen 
miles an hour for seven hours is more 
than can be understood. The trip to 
Aurora would have to be done at a rate 
of about eighteen miles an hour. Some- 
body is terribly off, that's sure. 

On the same day Fred Nessel rode to 
Milwaukee, ninety-six miles, in a little 
under seven hours, beating Munger's 
record of 7 hxs. 5 min. 

* « * 

The Western Circuit, 
After considerable wrangling and 
changing of dates the western circuit has 
taken some definite form. The follow- 
ing cities will be in the circuit and will 
hold race meets: Peoria, Sept, 37; Lou- 
isville, Ky., Sept. 29 and 30; Jackson- 
ville, Oct. 3 and 4; Evansville, Tnd,, 
Oct. 6 and 7, Chicago will probably 
follow Evansville with a second meet. 
All of these cities have arranged fine 
prize lists, varying from $3,500 to $3,500, 
and should draw the fastest men from 
all over the country; in fact, a number 
of the best men are already entered. 
Louisville will hold her races by electric 
light; Evansville's prize list will be bi 
cycles and diamonds throughout, Jack- 
sonville and Peoria will each have a list 

for those who attend the races. Every 
member of the club has taken a bunch 
of tickets to sell, and all the cycle stores 
will have them on hand also, so that 
they may be procured before hand and 
avoid the rush at the gate. The pro- 
gramme will be as follows: 

First day— One-mile, novice; half mile, handi- 
cap, first heat; half-mile, handicap, second heat; 
two-mile, team; one-mile, scratch; three-mile, 
handicap; half-mile, scratch; five-mile, handicap. 

Second day — Quarter-mile, scratch; one-mile, 
three-minute class; two-mile, scratch; half-mile, 
handicap, final; one-mile, 2:30 class; three-mile, 
ordinary; one-mile, boys under fifteen; five mile, 
invitation, handicap. 

Intending competitors should not for- 
get the fact that entries must be made 
before midnight to-morrow, Saturday. 
* * * 
TCaces at Saco, Me, 

The races under the auspices of the 
Saco Cycle Club occurred Saturday. 
The track was in splendid condition, 
having dried off quickly after the heavy 
rain. Between 500 and 600 people wit- 
nessed the events, which were very ex- 
citing. Interest centered in the very 
much discussed Lawrence-Gargan twen- 
ty-mile road race. It was the general 
opinion before the race that the bad 
condition of the roads was decideely in 
Lawrence's favor. While he is not gen- 
erally looked upon as fast on a spurt as 


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Gargan, he has the name of not minding 
muddy roads in the least. When the 
two men came upon the track they were 
greeted with cheers from the crowd, 
both appearing to have many friends 
among the gathering. The start was 
made at 2:34 o'clock exactly, and tlie 
two men went away together very fast. 
It was exactly 3:34 by the timers' 
watches when Lawrence came up on the 
track, one hour from the time of leaving, 
in which lime he covered sixteen and a 
half miles of bad road. Gargan had no 
excuses to make; he said his legs gave 
out and he was fairly beaten. The time 
of the race, including the portion cov- 
ered on the track, was 1 hr. 10 min. 30 
sec. According to the agreement entered 
into, Lawrence mees (3rargan in Port- 
land for the third and final race, and it 
goes without saying that this will be a 
race for blood. 

Tlie second event on the card was the 
mile, novice. This was won easily by 
Charles Albert, of Boston; Getchell, 
Portland, second; time, 3:15 1-2. The 
mile, open, was between E. G. Scully, 
Portland, and L. C. Gilson, Portland. 
This was a loaf, and much disgust was 
expressed by the crowd, but the finish 
was veey good, Scully passing Gilson 
about forty feet from the tape, when 
Gilson, by a wonderful spurt, again took 

One-mile, handicap-C. Brittingliam, scratch,]; 
K. S. tiundleflnger, 2\ CUnt ]\lcDermon(l, 3; time, 
at.'-jS 1-3. 

One-mile, boys' liandieap — Harry Biittlngham, 
130 yards, I; Ad ]ph Ferra, Danville, ISO yards, 2; 
Bert .Torie.s, Danville, 250 j^ards, 3; time, 2:50. 

One-mile, Ihreemimite class — McDermond, 1; 
Rosa McKibten, 2; Karl Palmer, Danville, 3; time 
3:05 1-8. 

One-mile, open, C Biittingham, ]; R. S. Gundle- 
flnger, 3; H. W. Caawallader, West Lebanon, 3; 
time, 3:04, 

Five-mile, handicap— C. Brittingbam, scratch, 1; 
R. S. Gundlefinger, 125 yards, 2; A. J. Banta. 
Ridgefarm, fiOO yards, 3; time, 16:26. 
* * a 

Zimmerman anil Sanger at Sarnia, 
Witii fiae weather, a good track and a 
big crowd, the meet of the Sarnia (Ont.) 
B. C. Wednesday was a great success. 
Zimmerman lowered three Canadian 
records, and Sanger, the Milwaukee 
crack, did well. The summaries: 

Half-mile dash, handicap— W. C. Sanger, Mil- 
waukee, t\\ enty yards, 1 ; Zimmerman, scratch, 
2; time, 1:07 :W, and 1:07 4-5 for Zimmerman, who 
lowered the Canadian record one second. 

T«o.mJle-W. C. Rands, Detroit, 1; T. B. McCar- 
thy, Stratford, 2; time, 5:43. 

One-mile, open— Zimmerman, 1; Sanger, 2; 
time, 2:87. 

One-mile, three-minute class — first heat — Mc- 
Carthy, 1 ; C. Manville, London, 2; .Jefters, Flint, 
3; time, 3:05. 

Second heat^William Hurlburt, Detroit, 1 ; C. 
Bens, Hamilton, S; H. A. Cossett, Owossa, 3; time, 
2:51 1-5. 

■ Final heat — McCarthy, 1; Hurlburt, 2; time, 
2:51 1-2. 

two races limited to Louis^'ille or Ken- 
tucky riders each day. 

* * * 
Milwaukee and Jicturn in 20 hrs. IS see, 

G. Paulsen, of the Columbia Wheel- 
men, rode the round trip to Milwaukee 
in 20 hrs. 15 sec. Sunday, Aug. 7. Paul- 
sen is a steady rider and never seems to 
tire. He started Saturday at midnight, 
some of his club men accompanying him 
out of town. He came into the club 
rooms at 8:15, looking well. This is the 
first double century made by a Chicago 
rider in twenty-four hoin-s. Two weeks 
before Paulsen accoin|)anied L. Tagholm 
in a ride to Lake Geneva and return in 
18 hrs. 45 sec. 

* * * 

KaciiKj in. The South, 
The first annual race of the Chatta- 
nooga C. C. was held at the driving park 
on Thursday of last week. Denegre 
captured the half and two-mile events, 
with Loyd and Beaufort, respectively, 
second. Loyd was first in the mile and 
McKee second. Mosedale defeated Ne- 
son by twenty yards in a half-mile match 
race, and in the half-mile boys' race 
McQuade was first and Neeley second. 
The event of the afternoon was the 
twenty-five mile race for a prize of a 
gold medal valued at |50 and a silver cup 

open; two mile, handicap; ono-milo, 
boys' race; oue-mile, handicap; half- 
mile, open; one-mile, team, open; five- 
mile, handicap; one-mile, S. B. C. C. 
members; consolation race. 

* -X- * 

Races at Montlcello, III, 

Tuesday was given up to bicycle rac- 
ing at the fair at Monticello. There was 
a good attendance, and outside riders 
grabbed all. Keator, of Chicago, rode a 
mile on a unicycle in 3:37. The races 
resulted as follows: 

One mile, novice— W. B. Kingman, Peoria, 1; C. 
A. Sattle.y, Taylorville, 2; W. A. Powell, Tayloi- 
ville, 3; time, 3:12. 

One mile, open— Bert Myers, Peoria, 1; Clar- 
ence Brittingham, Danville, 2; Roy Keator, Chi- 
cago, 3; time, 2:46 1-2. 

Two-mile, handicap— Bert Myers, scratch, 1; 
(i. M. Booker, Champaign, 2; Clarence Britting- 
ham, 3; time, 5:.30. 

One mile, Piatt County championship— Don 
Piatt, 1; William Dighton, 2; Clyde Ryder, A; 
tirne, 3:00. 

* * * 

The C. C. W. Races . 

The second annual race meet of the 
Cook County Wheelmen, held Saturday 
at Parkside, was attended by less than 
500 people. There was a good field of 
starters iu each event and the contests 
were close and exciting at times. Cut- 
ting and Schmitt, having been suspend- 
ed, could not ride, but Hart was looked 

the lead and won by a wheel's length; 
time, 3:17. The fourth event was the 
mile, ordinary, and was won by M. F. 
Libby. The next race, half-mile, novice, 
was another picnic for Albert, he win- 
niog easily and Getchell coming in sec- 
ond; time, 1:33 1-3. 

The half-mile, state championship, was 
between Gilsm and Scully, and as there 
was kicking about the loafing in the 
mile there was a time limit of 1 :25 put 
on this race. Gilson made pace until 
coming up the home stretch, when 
Scully passed him. Gilson made a hard 
efl'ort to catch him, but his lead was too 
great to overcome, Scully winning by 
two wheels' lengths; time, 1:35 1-4, which 
was allowed, it being so near the limit. 
-» * * 
Danville's '■ Zittle >> Meet. 

The " httle" meet of the Danville (111.) 
C. C, held Thursday at the driving park, 
was well attended and some good sport 
was witnessed. Brittingham secured 
four firsts and showed himself to be a 
good man. The track was not in good 
shape, but good times were made. The 
summaries follow: 

One-mile, novice— Clint MoDermond, Attica, 1; 
Harry Barnes, Danville, 111., 3; J. .J. Bellon, Dan- 
ville, 3; time, 3:13 1-2. 

Quarter-mile, open — C. Bi'ittingham, Danville, 1 ; 
Koss McKibben, Danville, 2; R. S. Gundlefinger, 
Terre Haute, 3; time, 36 sec 

Quarter-mile, flying start^ — first heat — Sanger, 1 ; 
Wells, 2; time, :34 1-5. 

Second heat — Sanger 1; Hyslop, 2; time, :52. 
Sanger thus lost the Canadian record by tbree- 
flfths of a second. 

Two-mile, county championship— E. Erorett, 1 ; 
time, 6:20 2-5. 

Two-mile, handicap — Sanger, 1; Hyslop, 2; 
Wells, 3; Zimmerman, 4. A special prize of %V2b 
was offered for lowering the Canadian record and 
was won by Zimmerman in 2:20, lowei'ing the 
record by 2 3-5 seconds. In the second mile he 
did not exert himself. Time of winner, 5:01 1-5. 
Zimmerman's time from scratch, 5:03 2-5, lower- 
ing the Canadian record nearly twenty seconds. 

Three-mile, club team race, between Detroit and 

Hamilton— The Detroit team. Rands, Herrick and 

Hurlburt, won by 113 points, against Palmer, 

Skerrett and Cirifflth, 26 points. 

* •* * 

Xo'uisville's Tournament, 

Sept. 39 and 30 Louisville, Ky., will 
have a tournament that will eclipse any- 
thing of the kind ever held in the south. 
Details have all been planned, and it 
now remains for the several committees 
having the affair in charge to carry out 
their part of the work. At least $3,000 
worth of prizes will be given, which will 
help to attract the best men. A piano, a 
lot and several wheels have already been 
donated. Mr. Quilp has promised to put 
the Auditorium track in perfect condi- 
tion. Pacing by electric light will be a 
novelty to the fast men, and they will 
want to try it and do their best. There 
will be three open, two handicaps and 

valued at |25. The entries were Loyd, 
Beaufort, McKee and Denegi'e. They 
got away well and maintained a hot pace 
during the entire race. In the twenty- 
third mile Beaufort was seized with 
cramps and dropped out, and Denegre 
followed suit in the last quarter, being 
hopelesslj'^ in the rear. ' Tlie race then 
narrowed down to McKee and Loyd, 
with Loyd leading, but McKee spurted 
over the tape just a few feet in advance 
of Loyd, amid great excitement. Time, 
1 hr. 30 min. 

* * * 

Cleveland Offers Good I'rizes, 
The Cleveland Wheel Club's tourna- 
ment Aug. 86 and 27 will undoubtedly 
attract a good many fast men, for a fine 
list of prizes is shown, including ten 
pneumatics, a piano, gold and silver 
medals, fire arms, etc. There are twenty 
events on the programme for the two 
days, and many enti'ies have been re- 
ceived already. 

* •» * 

At Sonth Send, Saturday, 

Several of the Chicago men wiU at- 
tend the race meet Saturday of the 
South Bend C. C, for which some ^1,200 
worth of prizes have been secured. The 
programme has been arranged as fol- 
lows: ,On.e-mile, novice; quarter-mile, 
open; hEilf-mile, handicap; one-mile, 

upon as a sure winner. He did not get 
a first and Young secured only one. The 
summaries follow: 

One-mile, novice— H. A. Klein, 1 ; W. M. Shum- 
way, 2; W. Blair, 3; time, 3:05. 

Half mile, handicap— W^. A. Thompson, 40 yds., 
1;D. C. Mcl.aehlan, 40 yds., 2; Walter Scott, 40 
j-^ds., 3: time, 1.18 4-5. 

Two-mile, handicap— W. F. Peironnet, 40 yds., 
1; F. B. Hart, 40 yds., 2; E. Furner, 100 yds., 8; 
time, 5:45 4-5. 

One-mile, 3:10 class— C. G. Sinsabaugh, 1; W. F. 
Pieronnet, 2, D. C.McLuchlan, 3; time, 3:552-5. 

Quartei'-adle — C. G. Sinsabaugh, 1; W. B. 
Young, 2; P. H. Green, 3; time, :40 1-5. 

One-mile, handicap— E. Fiuuer. 60 yds., 1;W. 
A. Thompson, 50 yds , 2; D. C. McLachlan, 75 yds., 
3; time, 2:47 4-5. 

One-mile, handicap, ordinary — Xf, B. Young, 
sci-atch, 1 ; P. H. Green, 50 yds., 2; E. Furner, 40 
yds., 3; time, 3:18 4-5. 

Five-mile, handicap— W. F. Piex'onnet, BOydH., 
1;W. A. Thompson, 175 yds., 2; F. B. Hart, fO 
yds., 3; time, 14:58. 

Gold medals wex-e given as first prizes 
and sundries as seconds. 
* * * 
Postponed Again. 

For the fourth time a change of date 
for the Zig-Zag's Indianapolis tourna- 
ment is made necessary by reason 
of a multitude of uncontrollable com- 
plications. Money was paid early in 
May to secure the new mile track at the 
fair grounds, then incomplete, for the 
dates of July 4 and 5. Spring rains pre- 
vented the completion of the track, and 


the date was advanced to the next holi- 
day, Sept. 5 and 6. Then it transpired 
that the board of agriculture had leased 
the grounds to the iabor organizations 
after the driving club had closed a con- 
tract with the cyclex's. A compromise, 
with division of gate receipts, was re- 
fused by the Zig-Zag Club, which post- 
poned the meet until Sept. 9 and 10. 
Just as advertising matter was about to 
be printed it transpired that the labor 
people had decided to celebrate elsewhere 
on account of internal dissensions. The 
dates will be decided positively to-mor- 
row, and programmes and entry blanks 
will be out in a few days. Ten pneu- 
matic safeties, including a Keating racer 
and a Victor, model B, have been secured 
as prizes. An $800 piano will head thp 
list in the mile, open, with diamonds for 
the quarters. The track has been at the 
disposal of the club from 4 to 8 p. m. for 
the past two weeks, and the fast men 
have been training steadily. The track 
records made in practice are as follows: 
Flying quarters, :30 1-4; standing, :33; 
half, 1:09; mile, 2:30. 

Marmon will ride at Carthage, O., to- 
morrow; at either Cleveland or Chicago 
the 26th or 27th. Hunter has entered 
the Parkside tournament at Chicago. 


* * * 

At Buffalo To-morrotv. 
This week will see the consummation 
of the united action of Buffalo's wheel- 
men, for on Saturday will be held the 
races at the exposition, to continue from 
the 17th to the 27th. That these races 
will draw well and an immense crowd 
will witness them, is an assured fact, as 
all the fast men are expected to be pres- 
ent. Zimmerman promises to be with 
us, and all the others have been secured. 
Everything is being done to secure the 
comfort and entertainment of all visitors, 
and the different committees have been 
diligent in their sections, so that, weath- 
er permitting, there will be a most grati- 
fied crowd and a full bill of interesting 
wheeling events. On Wednesday, the 
17th, many of our prominent wheelmen 
will visit our sister city, Batavia, where 
a race meet will be held under the d i rec- 
tion of the wheelmen of that place. 

* * # 
Hurrishtivg , I'a., Sept. H, 

The Harrisburg Wheel Club announces 
its first annual race meet at Island Park 
Sept. 5, Labor day. The club will use 
the fine half-mile track, which is in ex- 
cellent shape. The grand stand seats 
3,000 people, and all the accommodations 
are of the best. On Sunday several runs 
will be held, and on Monday morning, 
before the races, a parade will bs seen. 
The following programme has been ar- 
ranged: One-mile, safety, novice; half- 
mile, tandem, handicap; half-mile, ordi- 
nary, open; quarter-mile, open; two- 
mile, handicap; one-mile, H. W. C. 
championship; one-mile, safety, team; 
half-mile, open; half-mile, bojs'; one- 
mile, handicap; one-mile, three -minute 
class; fifteen-mile road race— start with 
one lap on track and finish with four 

* * * 

Sarry Mull Wins Again, 

The twelve-mile road race from Mad- 
ison to Sun Prairie, Wis. , on Monday 
was won by Harry Hull, of Oregon, who 
was the winner last year. There were 
oightof thestartfi's who finished inside of 
last year's time: Harry Hull (time. 44:08), 
George Oakley, R. P.. Stone, G. E. (!er- 
non, J, G. Noack, C. B. Chapman, A 
I\I. Anderson, W. B. Park. 

* -* * 
Twenty -four Hour Cranhs. 

The twenty-four hour cranlrs— and 
there are many of them just now— are 
iiH active as a lot of bees. Every day 
one hears of some one who is going for 

that record. West is to make another 
attempt. Woolas, winner of the Pull- 
man race, wants to kill himself; 0. K. 
Smith of the Columbia Wheelmen will 
have a try inside of a month; Baine is 
training for a similar purpose at Indiana 
and two or three Chicago men are think- 
ing a" out it. It is nearly time such 
nonsei se was discouraged. 

* * * 

TTie Munhattan Carnival, 

Arrangements are now about com- 
pleted for the carnival to be held next 
Friday and Saturday, and an immense 
crow (1 is looked for, as -40,000 free tickets 
have been issued. The track has been 
reba liked and good times may be looked 
for. The fast men are all apt to be com- 
petitors. The prize list contains fine 
wheels, a lot in Sherman Park, silver 
ware, watches, etc. The five-mile east- 
ern championship will be open only to 
riders from New York, New Jersey, 
Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Massa- 

* * -x- 

Chicago Race Jiotes. 

Tlie Austin Wheehuen have a road 
race Saturday. 

The iEolus Cycling Club holds a road 
race next month. 

Emil Ulbi-echt rode the fastest mile of 
his fife at Elgin, when he did 3:34. 

Buffalo, N. Y., and South Bend, Ind., 
will be objective points for Chicago rac- 
ing men this Saturday-. 

This Saturday afternoon the Minnette 
cycling corps holds a ten-mile road race 
over the west side course. 

Githens, Van Sicklen, Ballard, Young 
and Bliss, of the Chicago C. C, will be 
at South Bend, Ind., tomorrow. 

The Turners give a cycle race at their 
picnic, Schuhz Park, next Sunday. 
Several of the PIzen club are entered. 

There are tw enty-thrce entries for the 
Englewood club's road race, which will 
be run to morrow. Ten prizes will be 

The Raveuswood Cycling (Jlub has 
postponed its tournament on Diamond's 
track from Aug. 20 to some time in 

The Lake View Cycling Club wants a 
forfeit from the Kenwood Road Club for 
that team race, postponed from July 2 
to SeiDt ember. 

Montgomery Ward & Company's em- 
ployes hold a ten-mile handicap road 
race this Saturday afternoon, over the 
Lake View club course. 

Fred Nessel, of the Columbia Wheel- 
men, expects to try for the 100-mile 
world's record at Parkside in September. 
Nessel's time in the Waukesha race 
would indicate success. 

The Englewood Cycling C bib's annual 
road race occurs this Saturday. There 
are seven prizes. The course is from 
Morgan Park to the club house, at 
Seventieth and Yale streets. 

At the Parkside track Sunday, Winship 
ran into Van Sicklen and Bliss on the 
stretch, thinking they were on the other 
side of the track. He was badly cut up, 
particularly about the knees. 

There are six club road races this Sat- 
urday afternoon. The non-riders of the 
Lake View Cycling Club contest a mile 
at Thorndale; the Lincoln Cycling Club's 
annual ten-mile handicap read race will 
be run from a point on North Halsted 
street, near Belmont avenue, ending at 
Grant's monument; Montgomery Ward 
& Co.'s employes bold their annual ten- 
mile handicap over the west side course; 
the Austin cyclists hold a handicap race; 
the Englewood Club gives its annual 
road race from Morgan Park to the club 
( house at Seventieth and ^'ale streets, 
i and on Sunday morning the Calumet 

Bicycle Club gives it annual five-mile, 
handicap, road race over the Lake View 

The date of the team road race be- 
tween the Kenwood Road Club and the 
Lake View Cycling Club has been set for 
Sept. 21. Eight men will comprise each 
team. The distance will be five, and not 
ten miles, as had been decided on. The 
Lake Views have sixteen men who can 
ride the distance inside fifteen minutes. 

The Illinois club has appointed a race 
committee, F. Morgan, E. Baumberger 
and A. D. F. Simmons. At a meeting 
of the above committee with the road 
officers and race committee, it was de- 
cided to at once send a team to Parkside 
to train. W. A. Rhodes, A. D. F. Sim- 
mons and Charlie Knisely will be in the 

For Saturday a race has been arranged 
to be run by the members of the Lake 
View Cycling Club who do not own 
wheels and who have not ridden in a 
race this season. Any one caught train- 
ing will be disqualified. The race will 
be one mile, to take place at the north 
end of the Lake View club's regulai' 

Some time ago a team race was held 
on Washington boulevard. It was a ten 
mile handicap, with Buchanan, Fred 
Nessel, Ulbrecht and Freddie Wage on 
scratch, and C. H. Stei^hens, March and 
Treviss with four minutes' handicap. 
Buchanan won in 81 min., NesseU, Ul- 
brecht and Wage finishing two, three 
and four. 

The Lake View C. C.'s five-mile road 
race for the McConnell medal, took 
place Saturday over the club's regular 
course. Still well, who won it the two 
previous years, was agam the winner, 
doing the distance in 14:1.5. Woolas was 
second, a length behind, with Callan a 
length behind him. C. A. Fox, W. 
Goodenough, O. Bruhlman, F. L. Roach, 
C. Helle, and Rix finished in the order 
named. Steele and Helmich did not 
start, that Stillwell might win. 

-X- * * 

Race Ifotes. 

Races are being held at Alma, Mich., 
to-day, and will continue to-morrow. 

John M. Chase, of Janesville, Wis., 
covered the distance between that point 
and Beloit in fifty-three minutes, rec- 

It is said Windle has made a mile in 
2:08 and Tyler 2:09 1 -5; also that two 
novices at Springfield made the half in 
1:05 and 1:06. 

The Crescent Cycle Club will hold its 
annual field day at the half-mile track of 
Colonel E. Bloss Parsons in Brighton, 
N. Y., Tuesday p. m., Aug. 30. 

The Southern Athletic Club Scorch- 
ers is the name of a New Orleans club 
which will hold a handicap road race 
shortly. The club was recently organ- 

The twenty-five mile handicap road 
race of the Boston Athletic Club will be 
held on Sunday, Oct. 1, and entries 
close with A. D. Peck, 22 Columbus 
avenue, Sept. 24. 

The York (Penn.) Cycle Club announc- 
es the following programme for its race 
meet on Saturday: Fifteen-mile road 
race, championship of York, Lancaster, 
Dauphin and Berks Counties; one-mile, 
novice, open; half-mile, novice; one 
mile, handicap; one mile, safety; one- 
mile, ordinary; two mile, handicap; 
quarter-mile; two mile, lap; one-mile, 
three minute class: one-mile, 2:40 class; 
half-mile, scratch; one- mile, 2:25 class. 
This meet, following as it does between 
the two big meets at Philadelphia on 
Sept. IT and 24, should attract a good 
proportion of the crack riders. Taylor, 

Hoyland Smith, Berlo, Banker and 
Campbell have already promised to at- 
tend. The track is a half-mile and 
seventy feet wide. 

The wheelmen of Grand Forks, N. D., 
are arranging for a two days' meet some 
time in September. There are some 150 
wheelmen in the place and great interest 
is being taken in the coming event. 

The Y. M. C. A. Bicycle Club, of Peo- 
ria, is making preparations for a ten- 
mile handicap road race, to be run on 
Thursday, Sept. 1, at 5 o'clock p. m. 
This race is open to all Peoria wheelmen. 

The match race between Berry and 
Carl Abbott at Canton resulted in defeat 
for Berry by 100 yards. Berry's friends 
lost heavily on the event, and Berry now 
retires from the track permanently. 

Austin Webb, C. W. Rogers. Fred 
Olsen, George Hobbs and L, D. Beamer 
competed in a twenty-five mile race at 
Aarora last Friday. The ten miles were 
covered in 31 :15, and Webb won easily 
in 1:21:41, with Olsen second. 

The Saginaw (Mich.) Cycle Club is ar- 
ranging a programme for Labor day. 
There will be a one-mile, open; one-mile, 
novice; quarter-mile, open: five-mile, 
handicap, and halj-mile, open. The 
prizes will aggregate in value over |500. 
It is hoped to bring Reichle and Rands 

The fii-st relay nm in California was 
that of a week ago, between Los Angeles 
and San Diego, a distance of 216 miles. 
The time was 20 h. 26 min., which will 
be admitted to be very good by everyone 
acquainted w ith the awful character of 
the roads in that section. It was con- 
ducted under the auspices of the Los 
Angeles Herald and San Diego Union. 

The race meet to be held at Fort Scott, 
Kas. , Oct. 6, has been sanctioned by the 
racing board. Following is a list of the 
races: Half-mile, novice; half-mile, 
open; one mile, open; quartci-mile, boys 
under sixteen years; half-mile, handi- 
cap, open; one-mile, club chsmpionship, 
S. C. W. ; one-mile, handicap, open; 
quarter-mile, open. For prize list, entry 
blanks, etc., address Henry E. Harris, 
secretary, Fort Scott, Kas. 

The Manhattan Athletic Club is spar- 
ing no expense to make at Manhattan 
Field, Aug. 27, the greatest meet of the 
year. Forty thousand invitations have 
been issued, and prizes consisting of lots, 
bicycles, gold watches, etc., are being 
offered to attract the best men. The 
four-lap track is being prepared for this 
event, and the Manhattan people hope to 
have it in tiptop shape. With a few im- 
provements they will have one of the 
fastest four-lap tracks in the country. 

F. B. Wogel, secretary of the Oakland 
Land Company, and one of the largest 
real estate operators in Philadelphia, has 
presented two lots, one at Oakland and 
one at Brighton, valued at $300 each, to 
the Park Avenue Wheelmen, as prizes 
for their tournament. In making the 
present he writes: "The wheel is doing 
great work in bringing about better 
roads and in making all its votaries 
stronger men mentally and physically. 
My best wishes to you and all wheel- 

The Old Men's Century. 

Last winter "Papa" Ellis, "Pop" 
Brewster, "Bob" Garden and hustlinK 
FayTuttle scheduled a century run, with 
a champagne supper as the forfeit for 
non fulfillment of contract, for .June 5 
or the first good day when the roads 
were fair after that date. The Elgin- 
Aurora course was named. "Pa" EUis 
claims several "cham" suppers, as he 
came to town and the others backed out, 
especially Garden and Brewster. The 
century may yet be ridden, when all 
loyal centurions will turn out to see fair 
play and share in the "fizz." 



A Fair Field, No Favor, 

SOME of our friends have suggested that our 
Pneumatic Tires ouglit to have a brand to dis- 
tinguish them from others. We have long de- 
sired a coat of arms, or something which would 
prove to the world that we were bigger than most 
anybody else. After some considerable night 
thought we have evolved the accompanying de- 
sign and offer it for approval. 

We also add to list of worjc and records made 
on Morgan & Wright Pneumatic Tires. 

And May the Best Man Win ! 

The work performed on the MORGAN & WRIGHT Pneumatic Tire proves that it 
has adequate durabiHty and speed. We add this week the record made in Milwaukee- 
Waukesha race, and others, and shall be glad to add to the list when our friends see fit to 
favor us. 

We beg leave to oifer the following records. The list is incomplete and may contain some errors. We shall be happy to 
correct and add to the list, if our friends will kindly send us the proper data: 







J. B. Woolas 

Pullman Road Race 


15 miles 

53 40 

Bert Harding 

De Soto course 


45 miles 

3 hrs. 39 min. 

Breaking Record 29 min. 

L. D. Munger 

Springfield, HI 


1-2 mile competit'n 

1 05 1-5 

World's Record at the time. 

L. D. Munger 



1 do do 

2 22 

'■ " now. 

George K. Barrett 



1-4 do do 


" " equalled. 

George K. Barrett 

H umber 

5 do do 

13 19 

" " 

W. G. Rands 

Poonuan Race 


18 do 

51 03 

Time Prize. 

F. E. Spooner 

Twenty-four hoiu- ride 


375 do 

24 hrs. 

American RecortI . 

L, D. Munger ) /-■ n n ( 1 
O.K. Barrett ^^; J; „^-^ 2 
J. AV. Thorne ) ^^™ \ 3 

Team race in New York 

( Imperial 1 
-i. Humber V 
( Hiimber ) 

2 do 

Beating Manhattans and 
Kings County. 

C. D. Cutting 

Elgin Races 


Won every race. 

Roy Keator 

Chicago to Waukegan 


Broke Record 

Rode Racing Tires. 

Roy Keator 

Sprin, field, III 


Mile Handicap. 

2 24, from 70 yds. 

L. D. Munger ) pi p n ( 1 
G. K. Barrett V^-^;^'---^ 2 
J. W. Thorne ( ^^^^ \ 3 

Springfield, 111 

2 miles 

5 31 4-5 

John Johnson. 

Winona. Minn 

Freeport EUptic 

1, 2a!:d Smiles 

2 36i; 5 22; 14 37J 

All State Records. 

Bert Harding 

Forest P'k R'd Race, St. Louis 


1 hr. 40 seconds 

Broke Record 4 min. 8 sec. 

J. W. Cox 

( Missouri Division League 1 

Holbein, Swift 

1-3 mile cham. 

( Out of 11 events at Mo. 

Bert Har.iing 

< meet at Springfield, Mo , V 


1 do do 

< div. meet, Springfl'd July 

G. R. Kindervatter 

( July 4th. \ 


3 do do 

( 4, 9 won on M & W. Tires 

Fred Jfessel 

r 1 


4a min. 11 sec. 

M. &W. Racing Tirest 

JStnil Vlbrecht 

J Waukesha to Milwaukee, 1 


lO.V miles 

49 do 33 do 

do do do 

tXohn, fTohnson 

1 Road Race f 


49 do 32 do 

M. & W. Road Tires 

G. A.. Thorne 

I J 


49 do 51 do 

M. &W. Racing Tiras 

P. E. Spooner 



100 miles 

\ M. & W. Racing Tires t 

Emil Ulbrecht 

do do do 


100 do 

A. D. T. Simmons 

do do do 

.lames Racer 

100 do 


J. B. Woolas 

Minnette Club Race 

Greyhound, '93 

10 do 

30 35 

Heavy Roads, 1st p. & t'e. 

J. Reitzner 

Waukesha Road Race 

James, 23 lb racer 

10 1-3 miles 

2d Place 

Racing Tires. 

T. W. Smith 


.Tames Racer 

100 miles 

do do 

R. Dale 

do do 

B. & A. Racer 

100 do 

do do 

C. D. Cutting 

do do 


100 do 


1 6:24 Riding Time 

do do 

E. C. Carruth 

Crookston, Minn. 

( "No name." 
1 Svensgaard 

1 do 

3 hrs. 

Rough, soft track, wind 
blowing a gale; won 3 races 

-■Austin Banlis 
Elmer Anderson 

Capital Club Run, 


This trip attempted several 
times before but never ac- 

C. F. Hart 
Jos. MiDO 

-j Denver to 


150 miles 

22 hours 

complished, as wheels al- 
ways broke down. Not a 

Ed. Smith 

0. E. Boles 

1 Colorado Springs 



Walter Bants 


+Best time by 5 min. 9 sec. ever made over this course. 

tit is a hard test to drive Racing Tires over such a course. Spooner says, road worst he ever saw it. 

*First fifty-two miles has elevation of 3,000 feet. Rained for two days previous to trip. Twenty miles through cold ram and hail storm. 


331-339 West Lake Street, 




'Xlie >> Grand Old Man" I'liiiiUs It a 
Manly and JBCealthful Sport, 
The new number of Answers contains 
the report of an interview that a repre- 
sentative of that periodical had with Mr, 
Griadstone recently at Dalmeny, Eefei- 
riDg to cycling, says the Aberdeen (Scot- 
land) Daili/ Press, Mr. Gladstone said he 
had noticed with real and unfeigned 
pleasure the rapid gi-owth of cycling in 
this country, for, not only did it afford 
to many to whom it would be otherwise 
unobtainable a healthy and pleasurable 
form of exercise, but it also enabled them 
to derive all those advantages of travel 
which, previous to the advent of cycling, 
were out of their reach. It provided 
them with the opportunity — he was 
speaking of those in business during the 
week — of leaving behind them the towns 
and thickly populated localities in which 
they carried on their work, and rapidly 
passing into the fresh, clear air of the 
country, with all its verdure, all its 
brightness, all its enjoyability. And it 
was far more profitable than the luxuri- 
ous railway journey from the city to 
some definite point along some unaltera- 
ble route, over which the traveler was 
whirled with no time for observation and 
no opportunity of examing the district 
through wliich he is ca'ried. In cycling 
he had abundant opportunity for studj - 
ing all things of interest in the country 
which he traversed— its natural features, 
its characteristics, its curiosities. At 
each halting place, when he arrived, he 
could find time to enter into conversa- 
tion with those around him. Each ex- 
pedition thus becanae an instructive and 
elevating voyage of discovery, revealin, 
to the cyclist, and making him intimate 
with the nature, the claims, the won- 
ders and the peculiarities of the country 
in which he lived, pleasures which in an 
equal extent are denied to all other tour- 
ists. Of the bodily good derived from so 
manly and healthy a form of exercise; of 
the blessing it bestowed, helping to 
maintain a sound mind in a sound body 
by the relaxation from desk or counter; 
of the recreation in the open air; of the 
energy it calls into play, he need hardy 
speak. He could only emphasize the 
fact that he considered that physically, 
morally and socially the benefits cycling 
conferred on the men of the present day 
were almost unbounded, and this belief 
he endeavored to act up to by heartily 
welcoming and assisting, as far as in him 
lay, the many cyclists who came to visit 
Hawarden and see the grounds. One of 
the features of his reception in Edin- 
burgh which gave him much pleasure, 
was the escort of some thirty cyclists 
who kept pace with the carriage up to 
the very lodge gates, forming a volun- 
tary body-guard. To the onlookers, two 
of the most attractive parts about cycling 
are the keenness of its devotee and the 
kind of freemasonry which existed 
amongst them. 

The Peoria-Ghicago Tour. 
Everyone knows what enjoyment can 
be gotten out of a run in good company 
over good roads, but only those who 
1 lave participated in a week's tour can 
realize how much more enjoyable such a 
trip is. The trip from Peoria to Chicago, 
liow being arranged by A. L. Atkins, of 
the Peoria club, a veteran rider of con- 
siderable touring experience, will be no 
exception to the rule. The route lies 
through the most picturesque portion of 
Illinois, where the roads are reported to 
^e in elegant condition, and the towns 
passed throiigh contain some of the most 
hospitable and entluisiastic clubs in the 
State, who will meet the tourists outside 
their re.spective towns, bring them in 
in becoming style, so that they are made 
happy until their departure and escorted 

part of the way to the next town, while 
at Chicago the sand-papered boulevards 
and all famous roads will be most thor- 
tested. The tourists will comprise men 
from the laineipal cycle centres of cen- 
tral Illinois thoi'ough good fellows in 
every way, and the Peoria contingent, 
Willi ist u,sual push, will see that every 
thing goes with a vim, and that a good 
time is enjoyed by all. The party ren- 
dezvous at Peoria on Sunday. The club 
house will be thrown open to receive 
them, and tho club will tender them a 
" dead easy " run to Prospect Heights in 
the afternoon. Monday the tourists 
dine at Elm wood and spend the night at 
Galesburg, where Sewall Dunn and iiis 
club mates will see they are happy. The 
next noon McCliutolk, of (Jalva, backed 
by all the cycling push of that city, will 
meet the riders, and, and after a jolly 
dinner at Galva, will accompany the 
party to Ottawa, and beyond. That 
afternoon Captain L. L, Wickershain 
and liis riders will escort the tDiuisLs 
into Princlter for the night's stop, and 
will see them well on the way to La 
Salle, and a night at Ottawa completes 
the third day's journey. Marsailles and 
Morris wheelmen will escort the riders 
the next day to dine at Morris, and night 
will find the party under the care of 
Joliet and her cyclists. An early start 
the next morning will bring the trip into 
Chicago comfortab'y, where tlie Clifton 
House, two blocks from the boulevard, 
will be the headquarters. From here runs 
to the Parkside races, the parks, Pnll 
man, Grant monument, World's Fair, 
etc., will be kept up constantly until 
Monday inDining. The pace will be a 
steady, couifortiible one, stops will be 
made At each town or village, and no 
scorching will be allowed. 

Micycle Trades for Cliicaao. 

From all ihat has transpired within 
the past week, Chicago will have no 
trouble about securing a fast track for 
use next year during ihe world's fair 
time and the international meet. There 
is considerable rivalry between the pro- 
jectors of the Chatham Fields scheme 
and the World's Athletic Association. 
At a meeting held Monday evening at 
which Chief Consul Gerould of the Illi- 
nois division, W^ C. Thorne of the rac- 
ing board, C. E. Randall, prestdent of 
the Associated Cycling Clubs, N. H. Van 
Sicklen, Thomas Sheridan, first vice- 
president of the league, William Herrick 
of the Century club and others were 
present, Mr. Short, president of the 
company, openly declared that his com- 
pany would give $10,000 in cash for the 
purchase of prizes, put up $10,000 more 
as a guarantee of good faith that the 
wheelmen should have the fastest and 
best track in the world, and bond him- 
self in $50,000 to fulfil the promise. A 
committee was appointed to investigate 
the commercial standing of the com- 
pany and report. 

The Chatham Field people are also en- 
deavoring to have their propositions ac- 
cepted, and much interest is centered in 
the outcome of the affair. 

White Got JTudgment. 
Burton F. White, secretary-treasurer 
of the Illinois division, secured judgment 
for $200 this week against A. G. Gar- 
field for salary and traveling expenses 
while on the road. Whde on [a trip 
through the east in July, it was alleged, 
White was unable to obtain money from 
the Derby Cycle Company manager, A. 
G. Garfield, and immediately upon his 
return to the city commenced suit 
against the company, which he won in 
thirty minutes. It is stated that jeal- 
ousy is at the bottom of the trouble. Mr. 
Garfield accuses him of endeavoring to 
obtain his position as manager of the 
Derby compauy. 


There is a Vast Difference Between Them 

In France, where they have the best 
roads of any country in the world, the 
highways are di viced into several classes, 
but all of them are supervised by the 
national government, which maintains 
a bureau of of roads and bridges and 
supports a school for the education of the 
engineers and inspectors who are employ- 
ed in the bureau. 

This method of building and main- 
talng roads in France was started by the 
first Napoleon, who appears to have 
been the earliest European statesman 
who clearly saw the great economic ad- 
vantage of proper highways, and who 
at the same time had the power to carry 
out what he wished. The effect of tliese 
good roads in France has been wonder- 
ful. They have brought all llie vaiious 
parts of the country nearer together, 
lliey liave made country life less lone- 
sonie and tliey have reduced the cost of 
transportation of country produce to a 
minimum. France is the only country 
in Europe where the agricultural classes 
are not dissatisfied, and where they do 
not feel that they have a harder time 
than those who labor in other fields. 

In America a sentiment was once 
worked up as to the necessity of good 
common roads. This was diverted by 
the birth of the railroad, which has now 
been developed to a greater extent than 
elsewhere in the world. But the neces- 
sity for good common roads is not a 
whit less because we have plenty of rail- 
rouds, and the movement for the better- 
ment of the ordinai-y country highways 
is now very much alive in all parts of 
the country. It was started by the 
League of American Wheelmen, the 
bicycle riders, and this association has 
been very active in its efforts to secure 
legislation in favor of good road-build- 
ing. The country people have sometimes 
misunderstood the effoits of the wheel- 
men, and have pretended to think that 
the only persons who would be benefited 
would be the bicycle riders, whose sport 
does not seem to the rural mind to cut 
much of a figure in the economy of the 

Such a contention as this is as wise as 
it would be to maintain that cellar doors 
were made for children to slide down 
and that gates were hung for little girls 
and boys to swing upon. These sports- 
men were selfish, of course, in starting 
this movement, but if it be kept up until 
there be something done to make our 
roads worthy of our country, they wilj 
have accomplished so beneficial a work 
that we will be able to thank them right 
heartily without looking at all into tlie 
motives which first inspired them. The 
common roads of a country are at once 
the means and measure of its civilization, 
and no American has any right to feel 
proud when he thinks of the muddy and 
dusty ways which serve as our interior 
methods of communication. — JoJm Gil- 
'iner Speeds in Christian Union. 

The Century Moad Club's Asnnual. 

Sunday, Sept. 4, has been set for the 
great second annual century run of the 
Century Road Club of America, held 
each year over the famous Elgin- Aiu-ora 
course, over which more century bars 
have been won than over any similar 
course in America. Tlie starters on last 
year's race numbered 371, and 330 finish- 
ed. This year the chief centurian counts 
on 800 startei-s and a large percentage of 
finishers. The course was never better, 
the pace will he moderate and suited to 
any rider, the arrangements wUl be very 
complete, and eveiything possible wiU 
be done to make this the greatest century 
ever held. The start is from- the corner 
of Washington boulevard and Halstead 

street, where, in Tom Hunt's place on 
the corner, the club register will be 
placed. Every starter must register 
here, giving the time of starting, club 
and make of machine ridden, and time 
of finish. Chief Marshal Herrick will be 
found there, and all club captains, after 
gathering their men in line along the 
right curb, facing south, will report to 
the marshal, that they may be placed in 
line according to numerical strength. 
The ladies will be formed in one division 
and unattached riders in another. Each 
club captain will act as an aid to the 
marshal, preventing all breaking of 
ranks and quelling all scorching. This 
is necessary for the success of the event. 
It should be very rider's aim to reach the 
starting point at least an hour before the 
starting time, to save confusion. Visit- 
ing and many local wheelmen will stop 
for the night at the Gault house, on 
Madison street, where all will be called 
in time to secure breakfast before start- 
ing. The fii'st stop win be at Elgin for 
breakfast, from 8 to 9. Aurora is 
scheduled for from 11 to 1, and the finish 
to 7. Dinner will be obtained at Au- 
rora. The arrangements will be very 
complete. This is an excellent oppor- 
tunity for out of-town wheelmen to see 
the famous course, with no "leg pulling." 
Such should send their names at once to 
William Herrick, 293 Wabash avenue, 
that he may know how to i^repare. Club 
captains report probable attendance at 
least a week previous. 


This w eek Thiu-sday the case of Sam 
T. White came up before Justice Glen- 
non Colbeck. 'ihe road -hog in tlie 
question, who so brutally ran over 
White, has forfeited bonds twice and 
now hmguishes in durance vile. The 
L. A. W. is doing excellent work in 
pushing the matter to tlie bitter end. 

The Colorado Wheelmen have organ- 
ized in Denver, Colo., with seventeen 
charter members. Their colors are gold 
and silver, and costumes, the English 
bloomer suit. E. C. Bode, a Chicago 
man, was accepted as a non-resident 

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Chicago Trade Affairs. 

A. P. Castle of the Louisville Bicycle 
Company was in the city last week, on 

S. T. White leaves for the south this 
week in the interest of the C. F. Stokes 
Manufacturing Company. 

The Quadrant Company still reports 
great sales. It was caught last week 
with but three Scoi'chers in stock and no 
high gears. 

The Stover Bicycle Manufacturing 
Company will pattern its Phoenix after 
the Humber next year and make only 
the Phcenix. 

Robert C. Lennie, for the last six 
months on the road for Thomas Kane & 
Company, will remain in the city until 
next season. 

Charlie Cutting used a March twenty- 
six pound racer, with Morgan & Wright 
tires, in his ride for record over the El- 
gin-Aurora course. 

W. M. Perritt, representing the Bretz 
& Curtis Manufacturing Company,Phila- 
delphia, was along uycle row this week 
with samples of saddles. 

W. A. Fletcher has given up his line 
of wheels and now handles nothing but 
sundries m the cycle line. His storage 
lausiness increases daily. 

The Humber-Rover agency has been 
placed by Tom Roe with Clabrough, Gol- 
cher & Company of San Francisco. Torn 
is now in Los Angeles. 

The John Wilkinson Company has 
been forced into the cycle business 
through having to replevin twelve wheels. 
These are all it will handle, though. 

The March-Davis Cycle Company took 
orders last week for over forty March 
safeties. Twenty-five of these go to 
Denver, where the Marsh is all the rage, 

Harry Cassady, of Thorsen & Cassady, 
returns from his present business trip 
about Sept. 1. This hustling drummer 
of the cycling trade is now in Minneapo- 

The T. D. Ganse Cycle Company has a 
large shipment of Marriott & Cooper 
geared ordinaries on the road. The deal- 
ers generally are on pins and needles as 
to the probable popularity of the g. o. 
another year. 

C. H. Plumb, manager of T. D. Cause's 
retail store, had a bad fall while teach- 
ing a lady to ride about ten days ago, 
and has been laid up since. He is out 
now, however, and able to walk with the 
assistance of a cane. 

The Kenwood Manufacturing Com- 
pany has sold a large number of Creden- 
da Victors at thirty-nine cents a day, |12 
down, |10 a month. This is a part of the 
sale now being carried on by A. G. 
Spalding & Brothers. 

After a year's use of a stolen wheel the 
thief was arrested last week at the insti 
gation of Radell, from whom he rented a 
Salvator last year, on August 16. The 
wheel had been pawned. The lad's name 
is Charles Carroll and his folks are well- 
to do. 

The Humber-Rover Cycle Company 
received this week several frames con- 
taining fac similes of medals won by 
Humber wheels in the N. C. TJ. cham- 
pionship. That the Humbers are popu- 
lar and fast is proven by this excellent 
record: In 1886 Humber won three out 
of seven championships; 1887, five out of 

seven; 1888, six out of seven; 1889, eight 
out of ten; 1890 it won all, and in 1891, 
nine out of eleven . This is a great record 
for a great wheel. 

Warman & Hazlewood are agents for 
a new saddle, manufactured by Foley & 
Webb. It is very comfortable and per- 
fectly adjustable. They have a Coventry 
Cross racei which has been in eleven 
races and won ten, and won second in 
the other; quite a creditable record. 

A. H. Radell, the cycle dealer at 494 
East North avenue, has been very suc- 
cessful as a detector of cycle thieves. Six 
wheels have been recovered and the 
thieves, in most instances, successfully 
prosecuted. He is still on the track and 
promises sensational arrests in the near 

The Halladay -Temple Scorcher is mak- 
ing a name, and a good name at that. 
It is an actual fact that the Marion Cj ele 
Company has never had a frame break 
down. Temple recently secured an or- 
der from a prominent eastern house. 
The Marion Cycle Company promises 
something very *\ne in the safety line for 

course it is a hard matter to say who has 
been doing the cutting, but it is certainly 
a fact that some one has been selUng be- 
low list. There will only be so many 
bicycles sold in this city, and it will be 
as easy to sell them at list price as at a 
ciit price. There is no doubt that some 
kind of an agreement will be arrived at 
before next season's trade opens whereby 
all wheels will have to be sold at list 
price. Laukel. 

Correeiinff an Evil. 
One of the railroads running out of 
Peoria has notified its patrons that it 
will not receive any goods that are to be 
shipped to a factory or wholesale house 
without a written order from the parties 
to whom the goods are consigned that 
they wUl be received. This is a sensible 
move on the part of the railway com- 
pany. Should all the railroads adopt 
this plan it would break up the practice 
of a large number of bicycle houses ship- 
ping back wheels without first notifying 
or getting permission from the parties 
they purchased them from to return 
them. A movement is now on foot 
among the bicycle jobbers and manufac- 
tiirers to form some kind of an arrange- 
ment whereby no bicycles returned will 
be accepted unless the parties have been 
authorized to ship them back. Some of 
the largest jobbers and manufacturers 

^V'e pi urlu< e abo^ e 1 1 ^ of the Scorcher safety, manufactured by the Quint<.)n 

Cycle Company, and mip' n te 1 -,( '^i , i ih Bietz A; Curtis Manufacturing Company, of Philadelphia. 
This is the 18')2 model, ^^ bich has met 'iv ith such an imoiense trade this season. The machine is fitted 
with the Thomas iineumatu oi "\I iclntosh cushion tire, and is guaranteed to be strictly high grade 
throughout The hues aie gici I pful and the finish excellent. The rims are Warwick's best hollow, 
made especially loi the tue used \n maLhmes are fitted with tlie Soliil Comfort saddle. Theprice 
is, $150 for pneumatics, and iclK ±1)1 cushions The Scorcher will be entirely remodelled for 1893, 
and a machine much on the Humbei lines will be produced. 

next season. Temple and Lew Halladay 
are designing the lines and construction. 

Teorla Trade. 

Peoria, 111., Aug. 16.— Samuel Snell, 
representing Samuel Snell & Company, 
of Birmingham, Eng., was in Peoria last 
week. It is probable Kingman & Com- 
pany of this city will take hold of this 
firm's goods and go into the sundry 
business on a large scale. It is reported 
that they placed a large order with Mr. 
Snell for lamps for next season's trade. 
Mr. Snell went to St. Louis, from which 
point he goes east via Cleveland and Buf- 
falo. He expects to wind up his busi- 
ness in the east and sail for home on the 
25th of this month. 

A representative of H. .A. Lozier & 
Company, of Cleveland, Ohio, was in 
Peoria a couple of days last week. He 
had a sample of the Cleveland , which is 
indeed a very nice, easy-riding bicycle. 
This wheel has never been handled very 
extensively in Peoria, but one of Peoria's 
most reliable hoxises in the bicycle busi- 
ness intends to take hold of them and 
push them. 

The effect of cutting prices on bicycles 
is now^ being keenly felt in Peoria. Of 

in the country have already signed the 
agreement, and it is expected that be- 
fore the next ten days all the larger 
dealers will have placed their signature 
to the agreement. A number of bicycle 
dealers, when they find the season well 
advanced and ]:oor outlook for disposing 
of some of their stock that they have not 
liaid for, will crate up the wheels and 
ship them back without even notifying 
the jobber or asking permission to do so. 

The Moffat Aff'air. 

On Tuesday an intervening petition 
was filed with Judge Hutchinson in the 
suit of Howard A, Smith against the 
Moffat Cycle Company, in which charges 
are made against Mark W. Hill, late 
treasurer of the concern. It is claimed 
that Hill, as one of the directors of the 
company, confessed judgment in favor 
of his wife, Caroline D. Hill, for $8,993, 
and upon a scale of the assets under the 
execution Hill purchased the property. 
Claim is made that the judgment is with- 
out consideration and that the sale is 
void as against the creditors. If the pe- 
tition is correct the company has ac- 
counts and bills receivable worth some 
$19,000. The judgment creditors fihng 

this petition are James A.Miller & Broth- 
er, Rouse, Hazard & Company, Gormul- 
ly & Jeffery Manufacturing Company, 
Wheelman's Gazette, J. B. Stennett, 
Henry Corstens and Samuel and Charles 

Imlah's TJnicycle. 

James Inilah, of Barre, Vt., has just 
been granted a patent on his unicycle, 
which, the inventor would naturally 
claim, will revolutionize cycle construc- 
tion and riding. Figure 1 is a side ele- 
vation of the scheme, while figure 5 is a 
modified form of the wheel. 

The unicycle is provided with an Inner wheel 
(A) foi-med with a suitable framework (B) and a 
double rim (G C 1) connected with the forked 
ends (B 1) of the framework (JS). The two rim 
parts (Q and C 1) engage ball bearings (1) and D 1) 
respectively, formed in an inner annular flange 
CE) connected by spokes CF) with the tire (G) of 

the exterior wheel (H). By this arrangement the 
outer wheel (H) can travel with its tire (G) on 
the ground, while the inner wheel (A) rolls off on 
the annular flange (E) so that the rider seated on 
the seat (B 3) in the framework B holds the latter 
in a normal position, so that the inner wheel does 
not rotate. 

In order to impart motion to the exterior wheel 
by the exertions of the rider seated on the seat 
(B 2) the following device is provided: Between 
the two annular ball bearings (D and D 1) is ar- 
ranged in the rim (E) an internal gear (I) in 
mesh with a gear wheel (J), secured on a shaft 
(J 1), extending traversely and mounted to tiu-n 
in suitable bearings in the framework (B). On this 
shaft (.1 1) is secured a sprocket wheel (K) over 
which passes a sprocket chain (L) also passing 
ovei' a sprocket wheel (N), secured on a shaft (O) 
extending traver&ely and mounted to turn in suit, 
able bearings directly below the seat (B 2) of the 
rider. On the ends of the shaft (O) are secured 
the usual treadles (P), extending in opposite di- 
rections and engaged by the feet of the rider, s 

that by the exertiOn of the latter a rotaiy motion 
is imparted to the shaft (O). Tlie movement of 
the latter is transmitted by the siiroeket wheel N, 
chain L and sprocket wlieel K to the shaft (J3) 
carrying the large gear wheel (J), and as the lat- 
ter is rotated and meshes in the gear (I) a rotary 
motion is given to the exterior wheel (H). 

Again Doing Jiusiness. 

The Phoenix Cycle Company arises 
from the wreck of the Sweeting Cycle 
Company, and will continue business at 
the stand of the latter, 815 Arch street. 
R. H. Smith of the Indiana Bicycle Com- 
pany is chairman of the new company, 
and W. T. Willcox of the Stover Com- 
pany is secretary. T. Henry Sweeting 
will act as manager. The store is open 
and business being transacted as usual 
this week. 

The Coventry Macliiitista' Company, 

It was just a year and a half ago that 

the Coventry Machinists' Company, of 

Coventry, Eng., opened a branch in 

Chicago, yet iii that time the genial 




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FRAME— Finest Weldless steel tube and steel forgings, andjustable seat pillar and 
handle bar, 6 1-2 m. adjustable cranks. 

BE A.RINGS— Adjustable balls to both wheels, crank axle, ball head and pedals. 

FINISH— Enameled black, with handle bar, seat pillar, cranks, pedals and nuts 
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Chillington Villa, Peuge Road, 

S. Norwood, 

Gentlemen : 

Having tried your new safety fitted with cushion tyres, I have much pleas- 
ure in saying that I consider it to be faster than any cushion tyred safety I have 
ridden, and, in fact, perfect in every detail. 

Yours faithfully, 


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manager, A. J. Marrett, and the Swift 
cycles, than which no better wheel is 
made to day, both became well known 
and immensely popular. The first store 
was at Nos. 11 and 13 Madison street, but 
seeing- that trade was drifting south- 


ward, and the fact that rent was less on 
Wabash avenue, Mr. Marrett decided to 
move, which he did last spring. He 
now has,a lai-ge store well fitted up for 
show room, office, storage and repair 
shop, and here hundreds of Swift's are 
crated and shipped away. The Swift is 


a popular wheel, and many have been 
sold in Chicago this season, the Holbein 
being the leader. Mr. Marrett is ably 
assisted by L. W. Conkling, until recent- 
ly president of the Washington Cycling- 
Club and one of Chicago's oldest wheel- 
men, and R. W. Slusser, formerly of 


New Orleans. Mr. Marrett is a member 
of the Lincoln 0. O. , Century Road Club 
and Lincoln Cycling Camera Club, and 
is great on photography. No man in the 
trade is better liked than Mr. Marrett. 
Mr. Conkling is next to Mr. Marrett in 

the affairs of the house. "Conk," as he 
is generally known, is old in the service, 
having been with Spalding and Sweet- 
ing. He is unfortunate enough to know 
how to compile road books, and is gen- 
erally sought for such work, wliile as 
starter of the gi'eat Pullman road, race — 
well, he is the only man who has ever 
had the honor. 

Slusser manages the books and cash of 
the concern. He hails from New Or- 
lenns, where he was prominent in the 
Louisiana C. C.'s affairs. 

A Netv Driving Gear. 

Tlie iuA^entor of this, John Magennis of 
Liverpool, claims that a wheel can be 
driven at greater speed witliout increase 
of power over an ordinarj-^ safety; or, 

I do away with such cranks altogether, and I at- 
tach the pedals approximately close to the rim of 
the wheel, which is to be revolved by the i-ider's 
feet. By this means a more steady and direct 
force is attained and a con'espondingly-greater 
amount of pressure can be exerted on the wheel 
in question. Where the wlieel is of large size, the 
pedals may he inserted directly on the face of the 
wheel close to tlierim; but to do this in the case of 

FIG. 2. 

that it can be driven at the same speed 
with much less power. The inventor 
says, in his specifications: 
According to my invention I make the wheel to 

such a sized wheel as A would tire out the rider, 
owing to the small amount of throw. I therefore 
in cases where the wheel is not of specially 
large size, attach the pedals , C C> to the rim of 
the wheel by means of the arms (D D), and so 
still preserve the steady and direct force while 
providing a convenient throw for the rider's feet- 
As by miJ^ invention the cranks on the axel ai-e 
done away, the pedals being applied approxi- 
mately close to the rim of the wheel to be revolved, 
it becomes necessary to so arrange the driving- 
gear in its bearings or support that clearance will 
be left so that the pedals and the rider's feet can 
travel freely through the circular path without 
encountering any obstacle. It wUl be seen that I 
provide for this by arranging so that the bearing 
or support comes in between the two pedals. By 
providing two wheels (A and E), of which one (A) 
is the sprocket-wheel fixed on a common axel (F), 
this axel can be journaled into the bearing or 
support (G) in the framework (H) of the veloci- 
pede. Of course, if desired, both the wheels (AE) 
may be sprocket-wheels, so that one may be used 

which the power of the rider is directly trans- 
mitted—that is, the forward sprocket-wheel (A) 
— of much larger diameter than is usually tlae 
case. For instance, I make it from one and a 
half times its ordinary size to three times its ordi- 
nary size as large agaio, these sizes being regu- 
lated by the speed it is desired the velocipede 
shall attain, as by this consti'uction the multiply- 

when the sprockets of the other become worn out, 
or instead of having, as shown on the di-awings, 
only one link chain (I), causing the small sprocket- 
wheel (B) to revolve, two small sprocket-wheels 
might, if desired, be made use of, so that when 
both wheels (A and E) are sprocket-wheels, two 
link chains could be used for driving the two 
small sprocket-wheels 

JVett' Englisli, Inventions. 

These abstracts are prepared immedi- 
ately after the patents are applied for, by 
G-. Douglas Leechman, consulting engi- 
neer, Coventry, England: 

[All persons interested in opposing the grant of 
a patent of any one of the undermentioned appli- 
cations may at any time within two months from 
July 6 give notice in the prescribed foi-m of such 

ing power of the gearing is greatly increased. In 
the example shown on the drawings the forward 
sprocket-wheel (A) is two and a half times as 
large as the small sprocket-wheel (B) which is a 
considerable increase in the proportions when 
comiaared with the present gears; but the wheel 
(A) coidd be of considerably larger size where 
higher rates of speed are wanted. No. 6640. Michelin & Company's "Improve- 

In.stead of keying or mounting in a fixed man- ments in pneumatic tires for wheels of veloci- 
ner upon the axel the pedal-cranks, as heretofore, , pedes and other \-ehicles, and hi rims for the 

same." Date claimed under international con- 
vention, Sept. 11, 1891.— This invention is an ap- 
plication of the principle which consists in form- 
ing the tube which resists the pressure, of an open 
circular band fastened to the two sides of the rim. 
In the tube thus formed an air chamber provided 
with a valve is placed. The two sides of the rim 
are of a gutter-hke section. The outer tire is 
made with an enlargement at each side. These 
enlargements are of the same width as the gutter. 
The tire is put on the rim, placing the enlarge- 
ments at the bottom of the gutters, and above 
these enlargements a cu-cular metal band is put. 
This hand fits exactly between the outer side of 
the gutter and the rubber tire; the two ends of 
the band .iust meet each other and are fastened 
by screws or by other means. When the air 
chamber which has natxu'ally been placed inside 
the tube thus formed is blown out, the enlarge- 
ments of the th-e abut or press against the metal 
bands, and the th-e is maintained perfectly in po- 
sition. This first claim is for "the combination of 
a rim having a trough or gutter round it at each 
side, an inner tube containing air or gas mider 
pressure, an outer tire consisting of a strip having 
enlargements at each side fitting into the troughs 
oi- gutters, and bands, each fitting into one of the 
troughs or gutters, with one side agahist the outer 
side of the trough, the opposit* side against the 
other tire and the bottom against the enlarge- 
ment, substantially as described." 

No. l.-},8r,0. R. Illingworth and J. Bush's 'im- 
provements in variable speed mechanism for 
di-iving cycles." Sept. 18, 1891.— In carrjnng this 
invention into effect, the chain wheel (D) is sfi 
mounted as to revolve on the loose sleeve (e 3 1 «n 
the crank spindle (B) and upon this crank spin- 
dle (B) side bj' side with the chain wheel the 
bevel wheel (A) is fixed, having the teeth (a) 
around the circumference of that face of it next 

to the chain wheel; within the chain wheel one, 
two or more spindles are fixed, and upon each of 
these spindles the two bevel pinions (f 1 and f 2) 
are mounted to revolve together the one (f 1) en- 
gaging with the teeth on the face of the tooth 
wheel (A) the other (f 2) engaging with the teeth 
on the inner face of the tooth wheel (E) which 
is of smaller diameter and which is mounted on 
the opposite side of the chain wheel and so as to 
allow the shaft to revolve independently of it 
when it may be locked stationary. The speed re- 
ducing action of the arrangement is then as fol- 
lows: The large bevel wheel (A) receives its 
movement from the crank spindle (B) to which it 
is fixed, and communicates the movement to the 
pinions, which are mounted to revolve within the 
chain driving wheel (!>)• The pinions are thus 
revolved, and engaging as they do with the 
smaller and stationary tooth wheel (E) are caused 
to rotate, thus caiTj^ing the chain wheel on which 
they are mounted with a speed which is reducetl 
from that of the large tooth wheel in proportion 
to the difference in the size of the two outer 
bevel or toothed wheels (A and E), and as the rel- 
ative proportion of the two outer wheels is varied, 
so is the proportion of the reduction or increase 
of speed effected. 

No. 10,764, J. F. Palmer's "Improvements in or 
relating to pneumatic wheel tires." June 7, 189S, 
— The rubber is first moulded over a suitable man- 
drel wrapped (entirely or partially) with eanva.s 
or some analogous material suitable for a "back," 
and which is preferably inelastic and unj'ieldhig, 
like canvas. Thus a rubber hose is produced, 
which is, subsequently, properly vxilcanized, 
thereby fastening the canvas, or the like, as an 
internal Uning, which may extend entirely or only 
part way round the bore, depending on desire. 
The hose is then turned inside out by drawing it 
lengthwise through itself, as it were, whereby the 


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Jamestown, N. Y., April 20, 1S92. 

Bdffai.0 Cycle Works, 

Buffalo, N. Y. 

Gentlemen: — It afforls me great pleasure at all times to speak of the Buffalo Light Roadster, that you built for me last year. I have been rid- 
ing ten years now and have owned and ridden a number of different kinds and styles of bicycles. I have tried about all the different wheels on the 
market, and ought to know what the best wlieel should be like. I know which wheel suits me best. I can conscientiously say that your wheel, or 
rather my wheel, is the strongest for the weight (37 lbs) of any wheel I have known. It is finely built on the most practical lines, and aside from 
being a specially handsome bicycle it is complete, durable, and simplicity itself. I want no better safety. I used to think in common with hundreds 
of others that the "grand old ordinary" was about as near the ideal as we could ever get, but the times demanded a low-down wheel that was safer 
than the "sky-sweeper" and yet as durable. Of all the hundreds of "rovers," whether chain or gear, ratchet or ciank, long or short centres, long or 
short wheel base, two sizes of wheels and the hundred and one little details that make up the individualities of modern bicycles, I think you have em- 
bodied the essentials in the Buffalo Liglit Jtoadster in such a manner that it cannot be beaten. To me it is the sine quo non. 

Fraternally yours, CHAS. E. GATES. 
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No. 19,600. R. lUingworth and J. Bush's "im- 
provements in speed-reducing niechanism tor 
driving cycles." Nov. 12, 1891, —In carrying this 
invention into effect the plate wheel (A) is secur- 
ed to the crank driving spindle (B) at one side of 
the chain wheel (D) and around the circumfer- 
ence of the plat« wheel (A) the internal teeth 
Ca 1) are provided. Upon the other side of the 
chain wheel the side plate (T]]) is mounted upon 
and independently of the crank spindle in such a 
manner as to allow of being locked or fixed to any 
convenient part of the crank spindle support and 
provided with the projecting journal (e 1) and 
upon this journal the chain wheel is mounted so 
as to revolve independently of it. Upon the chain 
wheel the studs Cd 1 and d 2) are fixed, and 
upon these studs the cog wheels (F and F 1) are 






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mounted so as to gear both with the internal teeth 
(a 1) of the plate wheel (A) and with the toothed 
wheel (e 2) which is fixed to the bush (e 1) so as 
to form a part of the side plate (E). It will thus 
be seen that as the crank spindle revolves it car 
ries around with it the toothed wheel (a 1), which 
in turn revolves the toothed wheels (F and F 1); 
which, engaging as they do with the fixed toothed 
wheel Ce 2) are caused to rotate as thej'^ revolve 
carrying with them the chain wheel at a speed 
reduced in proportion to the difference in the 
sizes and munber of teeth in tlie relative toothed 
wheels (a 1 and e 2). In the noi-mal condition 
when the highest speed is required, the side plate 
(E) is unlocked from the fixed part of the cycle 
and is locked to the chain wheel (D) so that the 
whole of the mechanism revolves together, this 
being effected by reason ot the inability of the 
pinions (F and F I) to revolve when the side plate 
(E) is locked to the chain wlieel (D) and thus the 
toothed plate wheel (A) carries with it the pin- 
ions, and with them the whole of the mechanism. 
The amomit of the reduction of the speed is de- 
termined by the relative number of teeth in the 
two wheels (a 1 and e 2), and any alteration of 
the amount of speed reduced is effected by a 
variation in their relative sizes. 

No. 10,766. J. F. Palmer's "Improvements in or 
relating to pneumatic wheel tires." June 7, 189?. 
—This invention consists in forming a pneumatic 
tire of flexible material with a radial inner por- 
tion thickened and given throughout a concavo- 
convex, or wholly or partially collajjsed form, 
applying to the thickened concave izmer surface a 
strip or ring of substantially non-extensible fab- 
ric, such as canvas, said canvas ring having the 
diameter of the intended outside diameter of the 
tire, thereupon by a twisting operation turning 
the ring throughout its circumference to an in- 
verted position, whereby the canvas strip is put 
outside and the soft rul)ber oi- otlier tube within 
the canvas, that is to say, between it and the 
center of the wheel. In this manner the canvas 
not being materially extended, it presents on re- 
versal the same diameter as before, while the 
thickened rubber portion being hekl thereto and 
prevented from expanding, is compressed by rea- 
son of being changed from a concave to a convex 

Recent JPatents Granted. 
The following is a list of recent bicycle 
patents reported especially for the Eef- 
EEEE by W. E. Auginbaiigh, patent 
attorney, Washington, D. C. : 

480,849, pneumatic tire; Finlay Smclair, Coven- 
tiy, England, assignor to the Pneumatic Tire and 
Booth's Cycle Agency, Limited, DuWin, Ireland: 
filed Feb. 15, 1892; serial No. 481,491. 

480,401), valve f r pneumatic tires; Edward R. 
Da Wolfe, New York, N. T.; filed April 18, 1892; 
serial No. 429,523. 

480,441, bicycle support; William Siar and 
Charles H. Dunn, Seneca, Pa.; filed March 17, 1892; 
serial No. 125,216. 

480,585, unicycle; James Imlah, Barre, Vt.; filed 
Feb. 20, 1S92; serial No. 422,9W. 

4H0,595, pneumatic wheel tire; Karl Lehmann, 
Berlin, Germany; filed Jan. 8, 1892; serial No. 417,- 

480,399, motor sitring fork for bicycles; William 
Lynch and Eugene Tremper, Wallkill, New York; 
tiled Nov. 20, 1891; serial No. 412,546. 

480,000, \elocii3ede driving-gear; John Magemiis, 
Liverpool, England; filed Mai'cli 21, 1892; serial 
No. 425,778. 

480,661, supplementary lens for bicycle and car- 
riage lamps; Albert L. Fi-ance, Milldale, assignor 
to the Kenton Can Company, Covington, Ky.; 
filed May 26, ],^91 ; serial No. :594,187. 

Two Wlieels Stolen. 

G. W. Willebrands. 28 South Canal 
street, Chicago, reports the theft of his 
Warwick combination wheel on the night 
of Aug. 16, and from the pavilion at Gar- 
field Park. It was an 1890 jiattern, 
made over and fitted with Morgan & 
Wright tires; No. 1GU. 

E. J. Priestly of Le Mars, la., offers 
150 reward for the detection of the thief 
and tlie recovery of his Coventry C lum- 
bia, No. 8,067, stolen Aug. 10, between 1 
and 4 o'clock. 

Trade tTottinffs, 

J. J. Prial, of the Wheel, sails for Eng- 
land next Monday, The Referee repre- 
sentative, R. M. Jatfray, sailed from 
Liverpool for home last Wednesday. 

G. Minturn Worden advertises an al- 
most new racer for sale in this issue. It 
is the well-known Lion, and the advent 
of a new Remington of his own make is 
Worden's cause for selling. 

Allen's Digest of Cycles with Attach- 
ments, 1789 to 1892, two vols., seventy- 
two sub-divisions. 1,500 pages, is nearing 
comijletion and will be ready for delivery 
about Sept. 15, despite the heated term. 

Van Vrevart has won the champion- 
ship of the Antwerp B. C, distanse 100 
kilometres, ou the road; time, 3 hrs. 40 
min., beating the Belgran record by 
thirty-two minutes. His mount was a 
James track racer. 

Guy P. Wilson, of the Baltimore A'cjos, 
is spending a two weeks' vacation in 
New York. He deserved a rest, as his 
hard work for the recent Monumental 
City meet, and bis duties of commer- 
cial and sporting editor of the News were 
hard on the hustling and clever Balti- 
more boy. 

Mr. Dubois, of Rouxel & Dub is, at 
the Buffalo track, Pari.'', Tuesday, July 
26, on a safety of hia own make fitted 
with Michelin tires, beat the world's 
record from 100 to 500 kilometres, and 
the twelve-hour record as well, 371 kilo- 
metres (230 miles 936 yards) having been 
accomplished in that time. The dis- 
tance of F. W. Shorland for twelve 
hours was 220 miles. 

A. M. Schetfey, of Scheffey & Com- 
pany, R-ade street. New York, had a 
narrow escape from prostration during 
the late extreme hot w^eather, and for 
ten days had to keep shady, so to speak. 
Thi-i genial hustler, who for two years 
attracted attention to himself while in 
the employ of R. L, Coleman & Com- 
pany, is building up a grand jobbing and 
wholesale trade for his own house, 
which carries a large stock at all times. 
A. M. is generally on the road. 

Boolcs and PnmpMets lieceived. 
The Referee acknowledges the receipt 
of the following: 

Washington Cycling Chib, Chicago— Road Book 
for l892,containin,t;' much valuable information 
for cycHsts and many pages of advertise- 

W. A. Lloyd & Company, Birmingham, Eng. — 
Svipplementary list for 1 892 of frames, cranks. 

liius, chains, saddles, lamps, tools and all 
parts and sundiies. 

Overman Wheel Company, Boston — ^A very hand- 
somely gotten up pamphlet on specimens of 
Victor advertisements, showing tlie neatest 
and most unique of those gotten up by Mr. 

Spiinglleld (Mass.) Bicycle Club— Programme of 
the "diamond tournament" ; illustrated and 
handsomely printed. 

"Spring Frame Logic" — Rouse-Duiyea Cycle Com- 
pany, Peoria. A neat pamjihlet containing 
press opinions and testimonials on spring 
frame wheels and a few good woi'ds for the 

Kempton's Illustrated Vest-pocket Guide to Cin- 
cinnati and Vicinity— William D. Kempton, 53 
AVest Ninth Street, Cincinnati, compiler and 
pnblislicr. This little book contains nice en- 
gravings of Cincinnati's principal buildings 
and other interesting views, as well as routes, 
laih'oad information, public institutions, 
stivcts, I'tc. 

Brown Brothers, .28 Great Eastern street, London 
—A massive catalogue for 189 i-3 of every 
known accessory, tool, part, etc., of 
the cycle trade. Very complete and what 
every dealer or manufacturer should have. 

Foot Soys! 

They were going to Milwaukee, were 
Lnmsden and ••Fuzzy'" Anderson. Fresh 
as daisies and happy as clams thej'' went 
aboard the boat. Songs were sung, and 

it was to he such an enjoyable trip, when 
lo ! a rough sea, and the fishes were fed, 
not once, but many times. Deluded 
hope ! 

Sanger's Fast ULile. 
The exceedingly fine weather of thej)ast 
week was very propitious for racing, and 
as a result the lovers of track were ireat- 
ed to several events of more than usual 
enjovment and importance. The lax-gest 
number of admirers of the sport were 
attracted to National Park, Milwaukee, 
Thursday afternoon, it being the annual 
celebration of the games of the St. An- 
drew's Society. The yearly first day of 
tliis popular Scotch body is always largely 
attended ; but at no time during the 
twenty-six years of its existence has the 
crowd been so large as on this occasion. 
The fact of the mater was, the crowd 
went to see the bicycle races, and mani- 
fested its iiLpatience unmistakably at the 
rather lengthy programme of mediocre 
events gone through with by the "braw- 
ny Scotch" athletes. All the interest 
centered in the races, and the crowd of 
nearly 8,000 people was kept waiting un- 

til nearly 5 o'clock before the track was 
cleared for the first race, a two-mile, 
handicap. The string of clever flyers 
started iu this race were all good pedlars 
and furnished as exciting a race as the 
most ardent devotee of the sport could 
desire. W. C. Sanger, from scratch, 
rode in excellent form, gathering in the 
field without any apparent effort. He 
rode the first mile in 2:26, and in the 
second mile he loafed part of the way 
and finished in 5:02; W. Sanger, second 
and Mattie Marten, third. 

In the five-mile, open, Sanger had for 
his opponent, beside seven of the best of 
Milwaukee's riders, Terry Andrae, "the 
flying badger." Andrae was in his old- 
time form and rode like a demon. 
Whenever he passed the grand stand he 
was cheered to the echo, which demon- 
strated that he had lost none of his popu- 
larity. It Is thought Andrae would have 
won the race had he not, unfortunarely, 
lost his pedal in the spurt. Sanger fin- 
ished first; time, 14 r in.; Andrae, second; 
W. C. Wegner, third; C. E. Parks, fourth. 

The newspaper men's race afi'orded 
quite a little excitement. Frank Put- 
nam, who was afterward found to be a 
profefsional sprinter, finished first, with 
a 400 yards handicap. As the race was 
run under L. A. W. rules Putnam was 
barred. The result was: A. jB Litidsley, 
Saturday Star, first ; Martin Rotier, 
Pneumatic, second, and Harry Seward, 
Referee, third. 

Al Moyer, who was looked on as having 
a cinch on the race, did not ride, much 
to the regret of his many lady admirers 

In the boyh' race fifteen started. The 
first prize was won by John Murphy. 

Columbus' Fine Frize JLlst. 

From all evidence now at hand the 
two days' meet of the Columbus Cycling 
Club, Sept. 5 and 6, will be a great affair, 
for there wfll be some $3,000 worth of 
prizes, including a city lot, silverware, 
several gold and sUver medals, an up- 
right piano, buggy, six bicycles, clothing, 
sundries, etc. There will be eleven races 
each day, including a five-mile relay 
race (team) which will be run as fol- 

The relay race is to be nm by teams, each rider 
to ride one mile, under the following conditions: 
An exchange limit of 100 yards will be designated 
by white flags in front of the grand stand. Num- 
ber one of all teams wiU start, riding the first 
mile, each carrying a coiirier packet, which is to 
transferred to number two of the respective teams 
mthin the exchange limit; numbers two, three 
and four are to repeat the performance of num- 
ber one, and the team repi-esented by the first 
number five under the wire wins the race. 

Besides the prizes named a ,|100 dia- 
mond medal will be given to the one 
breaking the world's mile competition 
record (2:22) made by Munger at Spring- 
field, 111., July 4. The race meet is in 
the hands of several competent commit- 
tees, and entries'go to George W. Smith. 
32 East Spring street, Columbus, O. The 
events will be as follows: One-mile, 
novice; half-mile, open; two-mile, handi- 
cap, local; one-mile, ordinary, open; one- 
mile, open; half-mile, 1:25 class; one- 
mile, handicap; half-mile, juvenile; 
three-mile, lap race; one-mile, 2:40 class; 
five-mile, handicap; two-mile, six minute 
class; half-mile, open; one-mile, Colum- 
bus Cycling Club; two-mile, handicap; 
two-mile, ordinary, handicap; one-mile, 
open; one-mile, 2.50 class; one-mile, 
handicap; one-mile, Columbus champion- 
ship; five-mile, relay; one-mile, conso- 


Gtcinea's JLssailant Fined $10. 
Joe Guinea's evidence was overwhelm- 
ing, and Justice Whitney decided against 
Henry Schwaig, the Cicero policeman 
who so un warrantedly beat him July 31. 
Ten dollars and costs was assessed, and 
the cise was appealed to the criminal 




Write For Catalogue. 


Geo. Worthington Co., Cleveland, Ohio. 
Geo. Hilsendegen, - Detroit, Mich. 

Lutz & Dimberger, - Buffalo, N. Y. 
C. W. Dalsen Cycle Co., Philadelphia, Pa. 
Speedwell Cycle Co., - Baltimore, Md. 

One and One-half Inch Cushions or Pneumatics. 


4^ to 52 :iSr. Halsted Street, CHICAGO. 


But after you become 
familiar with it it looks 
like this to you. 


Before purchasing our "Swift" safeties of you last May, we made a 
careful comparison between them and the other machines for sale here and 
found that the "Swift" was more nearly correct from a mechanical stand- 
point than any of the machines we examined. The simplicity of the ma- 
chine, the accuracy with which all bolts and nuts were fitted, the design of 
the frame insuring great strength and the steel-tempered roller chain all 
combined to influence us in our selection. Since riding them we have no 
reason to change our opinion that they are the strongest,simplest and easiest 
running machines which we have seen. 

Yours truly, 

?• w r'^S?p°N?^>?p^'r'' I 0™"ibus Cable Co. 

T. W. C. SPENCER, Engmeer. ( 

These People Know Their Business ... . _ ..,,^^r^. ^^ .-r-rx 


^ ^ r 4. CHICAGO, 

Send for our neat BOSTON 

Little Catalogue. ^^— SAN FRANCISCO 


Gales Model '92. The Best $100.00 Wheel 


230 Broadway and 84 Duane Street, 

i^ ii^- Cushion - 100.00. 1^x2 in. Dimlop Pneumatic - 120.00 


Schoverling, Daly & Gales, 

N^E"^ YORK. 


Chief Consul Gerould has appointed 
the following Illinois local consuls: W. 
S. McClintock, Galva; R. C. Wayne, 
Edwardsville; J. E. Babcock, Geneseo; 
W. A. Shriner, Virden. 

Some one in Utica, N. Y., who has 
taken offense at bicycle riders, is report- 
ed to have an arrangement constructed 
of a scythe for the purpose of so placing 
it on the walk as to cut pneumatic tires. 

The following officers for the ensuing 
year were elected by the Iowa division: 
Chief consul, Fred Beach, Muscatine; 
vice consul, John D. Forbes, Sioux City; 
secretary, F. A. Clifford, Muscatine; 
treapurer, G. W. Jones, Des Moines. 

The Chattanooga (Tenn.) Cycle Club 
moved into its new quarters Tuesday 
night. The two-story, nine room house 
at 54 East Terrace street, owned by H. 
Clar Evans, has been rented and is fur- 
nished from top to bottom in elegant 
style. Double parlors, Brussels carpets, 
brilliant chandeliers, a perfect toned 
piano, baths, fully equipped dining 
rooms and kitchen — these are some of 
the conveniences and luxuries at the 
cycle parlors. 

A preliminary meeting will be held at 
the office of Charles Schwalbach & Com- 
pany, on Flatbush avenue, New York, 
next Wednesday evening for the pur- 
pose of a free discussion on the improve- 
ment of the thoroughfare on the Ocean 
Parkway fcr the use os wheelmen. This 
will be a call to the wheelmen's organi- 
zations of Brooklyn. The call will be of 
vital importance to all wheelmen, as the 
best way of forming a league for im- 
provement will be discussed and pos- 
sibly a mass meeting of wheelmen, at- 
tached and otherwise, will be called 
later in the season. No financial appeal 
is contemplated at the preliminary 

Charley Callahan, of the Press C. C, 
was the only Buffalo rider who compet- 
ed against Zimmerman in Hamilton on 
Monday, and in speaking of the re- 
nowned flyer the speedy Pressite 
said: "Zimmerman is riding exceed- 
ingly fast. He says that the telegram 
sent by the Press C. C. infused new life 
in him while in Europe, and he feels 
grateful to his Buffalo friends for re- 
membering him. He told me he will 
arrive in Buffalo the night previous to 
the exposition races, and in referring to 
Buffalo I was amused to hear Billy 
Canipbell say to Zimmy, 'For goodness 

sake don't let the Buffalo boys know 
when you are coming. They will lion- 
ize you and carry you and your wheel 
on their shoulders up Main street. 
They're hustlers, they are!' Zimmerman 
assures me that he would ride like a 
fiend in Buffalo."— Buffalo Courier. 

The non-owners of wheels in the Lake 
View Cycling Club and those who have 
not contested in races this season ride a 
special mile race at Thorndale this after- 
noon. None have been allowed to 

Governor RusseU of Massachusetts ap- 
pointed a highway commission in ac- 
corc'ance with the act of the legislature 
to report on methods and means of road 
improvement, consisting of W. S. Mc- 
Clintock, of Chelsea, a civil engineer; 
Professor N. S. Shaker, of Hartford, the 
geologist, and George A. Perkins, of 
Cambridge, chief consul Massachusetts 

According to a Michigan paper, a 
Manistee wheelman, going at a racing- 
clip, struck the Salvation Army corps 
during an outdoor service and wrecked 
the big dnim, the French horn, the cap- 
tain and the sister who was shaking the 
tambourine. The city marshal, who 
was trying to induce the Salvationists to 
get off the sidewalk, also went down in 
the general wreck. 

The bicj^clists who ride "scorchers" in 
the streets look like monkeys on the 
Shetland ponies of the circus. It would 
be just as absurd if a man should come 
down to business and drive around the 
streets dressed in jockev clothes on a 
sulky, behind a fast nag, as it is for 
these so-called wheelmen to mount a 
racer, get a green apple pose, and go 
about the city in the ridiculous way 
they do. Everybody laughs at them for 
then- pretensions, and they bring bicy- 
clists into contempt among the sensible 
people.— Detroit Journal. 

According to the Fort Wayne (Ind.) 
Gazette, one of the delightful occasions 
of the season was the out- door lunch 
given by the Ladies' Cycling Circle to 
members of the Triangle Club, Saturday 
evening. At 6 o'clock a committee met 
the Triangle Club at the Y. M. C. A. hall 
and escorted the members to a beautiful 
grove four miles out of the city, on the 
Leo graval road, where a magnificent 
supper was served in several courses. 
The evening was a pleasant one, and 
never did a merrier party gather at an 
out-door dinner than that which partook 
of the hospitality of the young ladies. 
After supper Captain Evans made a brief 
address in which he highly compliment- 
ed the young lady cyclers, the Triangle 
Club passed a vote of thanks to its fair 
entertainers, and the party then enjoyed 
a delightful moonlight ride back to the 




TOO Only. Just In. Retail Only. 

835 Wabash Ave , Chicago. 

To Care For Visiting WJieelnien. 
Captain Van Sicklen of the Chicago 
Cycling Club has thought out and pre- 
sented to the club a scheme for utilizing 
the old club house after the new home 
has been occupied, or during the World's 
fair. The club cannot sub-lease without 
permission from the owner, and it is not 
Itkely he would consent to any such ar- 
rangement, so the plan is to take in some 
500 non-resident members of the visiting 
wheelmen and furnish them, or all that 
can be comfortably accommodated, with 
cots at |1 per day. The 500 non resident 
members would give the club $3,500; 
60 cots at II per day for 150 days, $9,000; 
profits on cigar sales, $500; total, 1 12,000. 
The expense is reckoned at |4,100, leaving 
a profit of $7,900, whi-.h will go toward 
paying for the new home. Wheelmen 
would gladly join the club to have the 
benefit of its home and protecting wing, 
and then only club members would be 
housed at the old home. The rate of $1 
per day would be very cheap in those 
times, and the new club members would 
be saving considerable. 

Some of the daily papers are consider- 
ably stirred up over the matter. 
They fear that— "does it tally with the 
general idea of what is due from hosts to 
find that they are nothing more tha.^ 
landlords?'' The fact is that if the scheme 
goes through the club will merely be 
taking care of its own members from out 
of town, and will be saving them con- 
siderable money and will, at the same 
time, be utilizing the old house and mak- 
ing a profit to go into the new house. 
The plan seems feasable and is a good 


Bargain ! 

I,ist $165. Will Sell for $100. 

28-inch Wheels, Bidwell Tires, red 
enamel and nickel, gear m, weight 29 
pounds. Not run 50 miles. Reason for 
selling have just received my Reming- 
ton racer. Address 


Care of Remington Arms Co., 

315 Broadway, N Y. 

An Original Vrine Contest. 

To the first person -who l)y taking two letters 
from the word "Plague, "' can make the name of 
a disease that is common in portions of both the 
United States and Canada, will be given an ele- 

gant Upright Piano Cvalued at $325, or its equiva- 
lent in cash, if preferred). To the second person 
wiU be given an a Pony, Cart and Harness com- 
plete (valued at »200, or its equivalent in cash, if 
preferred). To the tliird person will be gived an 
elegant Gold Watch valued at $75, or its equiva- 
lent in cash. Fifty other prizes, ranging in value 
from twenty-five dollars to five dollars will be 
awarded to the next fifty persons sending con-ect 
solutions, strictly in order as received. If you 
have tried other so-called prize competitions 
without success, you must not condemn these 
offered by this company, as they are perfectly re- 
liable and are carried on in good faith. Contest- 
ants must enclose U, S. Postal Note for thirty 
cents (or fifteen two-cent U. S. stamps) f 01" one 
month's trial subscription to the Ladies' Pictorial 
Weekly, which is the handsomest and best illus- 
trated weekly pubhcation for ladies on this conti- 
nent. The only object in offering this competi- 
tion is to introduce it into new homes, and we 
guarantee that no partiahty will be shown in the 
awarding of prizes. Persons living at a distance 
or in the United States have as good an opportu- 
nity, as the date of postmark on letter-.s wiU )>e 
given precedence, so answer early. Address 
Ladies' Pictorial Co., "D." Toronto, Canada,— 





















Just the Thins: foF Your Club or Lodge Room 

'• No Club House Completely Furnished Without Them." In 
use by many of the Prominent Clubs of the country and en- 
dorsed as 1st. A. great Convenience for the Members. 
fid. A Vrofitalile Investment for the Club. (In many 
instances the Cabinets have paid for themselves withhi the first 
month.) 3d. A Very Ornamental Jfiece of Jt'urnitwre. 

The Cabinets are made of Selected Quartered Oak, fine An^ 
tique finish, with a 3-4 inch bevel French plate glass mirror in 
front, set in ivory and gold movilding. Trimmings are of fine 
silver plate. French plate glass in fro'jt of Cigars. 

Arranged for two brands of Cigars, Be. and 10c. or 
botJi 3c. or 10c. Dimensions: Height, 30 inches; Width, 14 
inches; Depth, 11 1-3 inches. 
Price. $15 00 Each. Securely Boxed for Shipment. 

F. O. B. Fall River. 

\\^M. E. TAISNER, 


"Perfect" Pocket Oiler.— 
Best and neatest oil can in the 
world. Throws only a small 
quantity of oil at a stroke: no 
leakage; handsomely nickel- 
plated For sale everywhere Price, 50 cts each. . ^ ^ . , 

■ Pel feet" Pocket Oiler Holder.— Best and most convenient device for carry- 
ing an oil can on a bicycle. Thoroughly adjustable and easily attached to any 
part of the machine; no rattling; handsomely nickel-plated. For sale every- 
where Friie -ir, cts. each. "Perfect" Pneumatic Pumip Holder.— Best and 
mos convenient device for carrying a pneumatic pump on a bicycle. Thor- 

, _ oughly adjustable and easily attached to any part of the machine; no rattling, 

handsomely nickel-plated. ' For sale everywhere. Price, 25c. each. Cushman& Denis- on. 

Louis Jordan, 

Gun Maker. 

Fully EquipDed Repair Shoo. 

Correspondence invited from Jobbers. 

W. A. LLOYD & CO., 

Clyde Works, Birmingham, Eng. 




Hampton Park, Springfield, Mass., U. S. A. 

THURSDAY, WOupi. t^unu lU. 

OVMR S5,000 iNPRizns. 

" Fastest track in the world."— A. A. Zimmerman. 

" So fast that I have difficulty in gauging myself." — W. W. Windlk. 

(jy EXCURSION EATES on all Eailroads. For Entry Blanks Address 

D. J. CAISTAIRY, Ohairraan Racing Oom. 

Sole agency 

Pneumatic and Cushion Tires Fitted to 

Any Style of Wheel. 

Rooms 1-8, 71 -73 Randolph St , 




Indianapolis, Ind., 

Sept. 9th and loth. 
Valuable Prizes 

Fastest Mile Track in ths West 


J^= Joliet Pneumatic, never used d 

List, $135.00 -4 

1^^ Joliet Cusliion, never used 

List, $12.5.00 

^W° Ben - Hur Pneiimatic, sliop 

worn; List, .$100.00 

J^g^New Vassar Ladies' Safety 

List, iglOS.OO 

it^" New Student Ladies' Pneu- 


^W° Featlierstone Pneumatic, used 

one season 

<j^W Joliet Cushion, used two 


- Moffat, 

good as new 

J^= Tourist Pneumatic, run 200 - 


J. J, YOUNG, Joliet, III. 

90 00 


O C Second-hand Wheels, Pneumatic antl Cush- 
at) ion Tires; '91 and '92 Pattern. Write for 
prices WM. E. TANNER, 

^ Fall River, Mass. 

The Sandusky, O., cyclers have ap- 
pointed a " road hog" committee, whose 
duty it is to prosecute tliis species of 
swine for his misdeeds. 


O. C. NEWBY, Sec'y, 
144 E. New York St. 


That you will ever have another opportunity to 
purchase a Safety Bicycle at prices which we are 
now ofCeririg. 

About 50 shop worn Safeties. Send for clear- 
ance sale list. 

Upon receipt of §5.00 any Bicycle on this list 
will be sent C. O. D. with privilege of inspection: 


Ormonde, 1 1-2 in. cushion tire, shop worn, 
" Clincher Pneumatic '• " '• 

" Dunlop Pneumatic |' " " 

Ariel, " " " " " 

" Protection Strip, " 

" 1 1-2 in. cushion tire " " 

Com. Sense, 1 1-2 in. cushion tire " " 

Traveller; 1 1-4 in. cushion tire " " 

These are all new, and guaranteed for one year. 
321, 323, 325 No. 8th St. Philadelphia, Pa. 

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Morgan & Wright Pneumatic, 37 lbs., $140.00 
Strauss Pneumatic, 35 lbs., 140.00 

Dunlop Pneumatic, 38 lbs., 150.00 

DJ^TJLJi/.— Frame, Derby pattern, double throughout, from continuous 
seamless steel tubing ; 9 inch head; Wheel Base, 44 inches; Wheels, 30 inches; 
Warwick Hollow Eims; Gearing, 57 and 63 inches; Eound Cranks, 6 1-2 and 7 
inch throw; Hurober Chain; Garford Saddle; Drop Forgings throughout. We 
have the best and most simple Spokes made; they can be replaced by the rider 
without removing the tire, and are fully explained and illustrated in our catalogue. 
For beauty and simplicity there is no equal. For service none can be made better. 




161-162-163 S. Canal St. CHICAGO. 

West Side Retail Store, 597 W. Madison Street. 


Strictly High Grade. 

For Ladies or Gentlemen. 

Pneumatic Tires 

Cushion Tires, 

Solid Tires, 


Boys' and 

$45.00. $65.00. 

I |iii|i"' 'III iiiiimiiilii'jiMiiiiiiMininiiliifM.Mi"'*'" 

Manufaaured by JOtlll 1. LOVGll AFIIIS LO., 147 Washington St., 


Cycle Catalogue free. Send for one. 





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S A. Miles, 
Chas. p. Koot, 
E. M. Japprat, 

- - Editor. 

Associate Editor. 

Business Manager. 


One of the great questions of the day is 
whether or not makers' amateurism shall 
be tolerated, and whether men known 
to be in the emploj' of manufacturers — 
receiving salaries, in short, for riding 
certain wheels — shall be permitted to 
compete in the same races and on even 
terms with riders wlio pa}^ their own ex- 
penses and are amateui-s in fact — though 
not from choice, possibly — as well as in 

A rumor has been placed in. circula- 
tion to the effect that the racing board 
had decided that hereafter a man may, 
if he feels disposed, accept payment from 
a manufacturer without jeopardizing his 
amateur status. Where this rumor ori- 
ginated no one seems to know, and where 
the daily papers obtained authority for 
making it public, is equally liard to tell. 
We learn on very good authority that no 
such decision has been reached by the 

It seems to be generally conceded, 
however, that the league has been unable 
to cope successfully with the makers' 
amateur, and that the racing board is 
casting about for a means of permitting 
him to continue to race without tolerat- 
ing any such flagrant breaches of the 
rules as are at present so common. 

It is high time some such step was 
taken. The Referee has always been an 
advocate of a change in the system which 
permits a paid man, whose training is 
done at the expense of a maker or 
wealthy club, to compete with men self- 
trained and whose racing and training 
are done in spare moments and at their 
own expense. Nevertheless, we consider 
the f)aid man, if not actually a necessity 
at least of benefit to the sport. Without 
him our racing would be of far less in- 
terest than it is at present, and the gradu- 
al lowering of records to their present 
place would have been almost out of the 
question. Such records as we have to- 
day could only have been made by men 
whose time was devoted to the game, 
and who were thei-efore able to take ad- 
vantage of every favorable opportunity. 
The rules as they now stand are grossly 
unjust. They permit one man to induce 
another to commit an illegal act for 
which he may be punished, while the 
man who hires him may go free. It 
woule probably worry some of the manu- 
facturers very little should they receive 
notice that, for such and such an offense 
they had been suspended for so many 
days; but that does not alter the fact that 
to suspend the rider while the employer 
goes free is a rank injustice. 

What the racing board will do in the 
matter is difficult to estimate. It seems, 
a,t first glance, that it lias no power to do 

anything without the consent of a con- 
stitutional convention. The amateur 
rule has been made part of the league's 
constitution — a foolish step as we have 
always believed — and under that rule no 
man who receives payment from a maker 
can become or remain a member. The 
executive committees and racuig boards 
of the past have been able to make out 
some extraordinary cases, and prove 
them, too, to the satisfaction of those 
people who chose to swallow them whole- 
sale, and possibly a way may be found to so 
distort the amateur rule as to reverse the 
conclusion mentioned above. The fact 
will remain, however, that a paid rider 
cannot, under the rule, remain an ama- 

It has been suggested that class racing 
will remedj^ the evil. How? Placing 
fast men in a fast class will make them 
no better specimens of amateurs than they 
are now. 

There are two courses open: the one to 
enforce the rule as it stands, the other to 
call a convention to have it changed. In 
all probability the latter course will 
I eventually be adopted. It should be. 
Like all great reforms, hovs^ever, it will 
take time and patience. When the time 
comes it will give the cash prize advo- 
cates a chance to air their hobby, with 
no insignificant opportunity of seeing it 
adopted. Let no man fall into the mis- 
taken idea, however, that he can at this 
moment receive payment and not get 
caught at it ! The report that ' ' every- 
thing goes" is quite eiToneous, as a few 
men who, like Graves, become too reck- 
less, may rue their carelessness. 

Gradually, we believe, people are 
awakening to two facts — facts Avhich the 
nuich-abused Ducker and other promo- 
ters of big race meets discovered long 
ago, viz: firstly, that makers' amateurs 
cannot be suppressed, and that it is there- 
fore better to have them ride in their 
true colors; and, secondly, that makers' 
amateurism is beneficial to racing in- 

The j)oint now to be decided is, wheth- 
er these men, as in the days gone by, 
shall compete in a class by themselves^ 
pi-omateurs they were once called — or 
whether they shall continue to be turned 
loose among the lambs to gather in all 
the choice pickings of the pasture. 


We have previously called attention to 
the fact that there is on the books of 
the racing board a ridiculous rule which 
provides that every official handicapper 
shall keep a record of racing men, so that 
he may be able to tell what class each 
man is entitled to compete in. Of course 
no one pays any attention to it. We 
doubt whether one man could, by devot- 
ing his entire time to the work, keep such 
a record. 

How, then, are these records to be 
kept? We respectfully suggest that, fol- 
lowing the example of the executive 
committee, the racing board should have 
a secretary, paid if necessarj^. and that 
the promoter of every race meeting- 
should be required to furnish the secre- 
tary, within a few days after the races, a 
complete record of all the events. The 
official handicappers could obtain the 
information by circular from the secre- 
tary. Thus one man might perform the 
work which is at present left to a dozen 
— and neglected. 


From time to time the Referee has 
pointed out to race promoters the desira- 
bility of a meeting, early in the year, to 
which all clubs within a certain range 
should be invited, for the purpose of so 
arranging a circuit as to entail the least 
possible expense on the racing man. 
Such a nioeting wa.s held in Chicago 

Saturday night, but it was the result of 
a tangle in which various cities found 
themselves, and which difficulty could 
have been avoided had these same gen- 
tlemen come together earlier in the sea- 
son. Slowly but surely the trotting cir- 
cuit idea is forcing itself upon us, and 
sooner or later circuits will be arranged 
in the same manner. 

It is quite within the range of possi- 
bility, too, that the trotting associations' 
example will be followed in other ways 
in due course of time. Years ago the 
veteran Eck made many suggestions as 
to the future of racing which were deem- 
ed fanciful at the time but which have 
gone into effect since. In the last issue 
of the Referee he made other sugges- 
tions, which, while they may not be put 
into practice, deserve consideration. His 
plan for the formaiton of an association 
of race-promoters or clubs, with a paid 
secretary to transact its business, keep 
the records of the men for class-racing 
piu-poses,«tc., might lead up to some im- 
provement in the present classifying and 
handicapping methods at least. They 
need it badly. 

The grounds of the Chicago Cricket 
and Athletic Club, whei-eon stands the 
Parkside ti*ack, were advertised for sale 
in Sunday's Tribune. How some of the 
members stormed and called us nasty 
names Avhen we stated, eighteen months 
ago, that there was a prospect of such' 
action. ' 'The cluckens will come home," 

We venture to suggest to a couple of 
our contemporaries the advisability of 
discontinuing the self aggranchsement so 
conspicuous in their columns. Results 
tell the tale. We do not find it neces- 
sary to tell the reader what the Referee 
is doing. He is able to judge for Mm- 

last Sunday's Tours. 

Sunday last was a great day for tour- 
ists, century riders and club men. The 
c ay and dirt roads were superb, the 
gravel roads a little dusty. The Elgin- 
Aurora century course was not as crowd- 
ed as the excellent roads might have in- 
dicated it wordd be. Two ladies, the 
Misses Lizzie and Charlotte Stahl, accom- 
panied by Frank Daly, S. T. White, 
R, M. Bar wise and Will Stokes; Will 
Herrick, Moxam, Powell, John E. Par- 
ker, W. A. Kinkead, Frank Chase, Dr. 
Baker, C, H. Baker, and many others 
were seen on the Elgin-Aurora course, 
and Herrick, Moxam and Powell finish- 
ed in 8:45. The condition of the course 
argues well for Ulbricht's chances 
next Sunday to break the record 
of seven hours which Cutting claims 
Two of the Washington club rode 
to Long Lake, and Joe Gunther, of 
the Lincoln club, rode a century to 
Evanston and return and to McHenry 
Saturday. On Sunday morning O. F. 
Merpall and F. T. Werner rode to Mil- 
waukee in 9:30. Spooner started at 5:35 
Saturday and finished 120 miles to 
Evanston and return and Brown's Lake 
near Burlington, in twelve hours. Sun- 
day he rode the century home in eight 
hours: actual riding time, 6:15. 

Ten of the ^olus club rode to Pala- 
tine, forty- eight of the .<32olus club to 
Schutze's park, where three of the men 
captured the three prizes in the Turner's 
race; Jersa first, Skykora second, and 
Holub third. Twenty-eight of the Co- 
luQibia wheelmen rode to Lemont, and 
forty of the Illinois Cycling Club went 
by boat Saturday evening to St. Joe, 
where they spent a most pleasant day. 
The Garden City Wheelmen had a score 
of men at Pullman, and the Columbian 
Bicyling Club, Miss Alice Poole, captain, 
rode from Milwaukee to Waukesha, over 
i\ dozen ladies bemg in the party. 


Some Very Remarkable Riding Recently 

Local records are being claimed daily 
now. So-called records are being daily 
broken. Men and youths are riding 
themselves to death to break and to es- 
tablish records. There is uo system in 
this branch of the sport, and why? A 
man wants a record and starts for it 
from no objective point, has no reputa- 
ble timers, no judg?s, and no checkers. 
He claims to have ridden to Milwaukee, 
Aurora, Elgin or some neighboring city 
in 6:55, 3:00, 2:15 or some such figures, 
and possibly did. 

Some of his fellow wheelmen, having 
implicit confidence in his honesty, be- 
lieve him, others say it is impossible, 
and he never did it. They indirectly 
place him among the fakirs, and yet he 
was honest about it. There are really 
no lo?-al records. They are so called but 
who can prove them? In the spring of 
1891 the Associated Cycling Clubs 
met and appointed a committee of three, 
R. G. Betts, L. C. C; George Barrett, 
C. C. C; and E. J. Roberts, L C. C, to 
lay out a number of courses for speed 
trials. If the writer remembers rightly 
these were, Chicago to Pullman, Chicago 
to the Indiana state line and return, 
Chicago to Aurora, Chicago to Elgin, 
Chicago to Elgin-Aurora and return, 
Chicago to Wheeling, Chicago to Wau- 
kegan, Chicago to Kenosha, and several 
other objective points. 


To southern points the Leland Hotel 
was the starting point, to northern 
and northwestern poinds. Dearborn 
avenue and Chicago avenue, west 
side points, Halstead street and 
Washington boulevard. The committee 
was delegated to have courses, measured 
presumably by cyclometers, and to name 
points which all record-breakers must 
finish or begin their rides. This was 
never done. Had it been done much 
local interest among wheelmen would 
have occurred. The committee was also 
to appoint official timers, who could be 
called on when such attempts were to be 
made, the record breaker to pay their 
expenses. The plan was an excellent 
one but never carried through. Were it 
to be taken up now, much interest would 
be aroused ere the season's close. No 
official record slate is kept now and all 
the rider has to go by is a say-so. The 
Century Road Club, at its annual meet- 
ing, prescribed rules for the guidance of 
local record-breakers and laid down 
rules very similar to the above. These 
have never been published. 


Sunday XJlbricht starts to establish a 
record over the Elgin-Aurora century 
course. He will have the proper offi- 
cials and will be paced by twenty men. 
Now that rules are more generally 
known, other records will be established, 
and by the season's close we will no 
doubt have a complete set of local rec- 
ords. These records claimed, as they 
stand to-day, are about as follows, with 
Chicago as the starting point or object- 
ive point: Milwaukee, 100 miles, via 
Wheeling, 6:55, Fred Nessel; Elgin-Au- 
rora and return, 102 m'les, 7:00; to Lake 
Greneva and return, 173 miles, 18:45, G. 
Paulsen and L. Tagholm: Milwaukee 
and return, 200 miles. 20:05, G. Paulsen; 
Elgin, 37 miles, 2:15, C. D. Cutting; 
Aurora, 44 miles, 3:00; Wheeling, 25 
miles, 1:54; Pullman, 16 1-4 miles, N. H. 
VanSicklen, 52:20; Long Lake, 50 miles, 
3:00, Harry Rose, 


Hibbard, Spencer, Bai-tlett & Com- 
pany have found a very satisfactory de- 
mand for New Mails in the $100 grade. 
They do not lumdle the higher grade. 


A^ Jfiieumatic Tired SulUij Craze. 

New York. Aug. 23.— There has been 
more talk over pneumatic th-ed sulkies 
and horse tracks in New York, the past 
few days, than there has been about Zim- 
mertaan and the cycle tracks and coming 
meets. Nancy Hanks and Hal Pointer 
and the pneumatic- wheeled sulkies liave 
been the cause of much type used, edi- 
torially, and from an illustration stand- 
point. The Evening World on Thurs- 
day ridiculed the idea that Nancy Hanks' 
tiew figures for the mile were born 
through the agency of air-shod wheels, 
and stated emphatically that it was blood 
and breed that did the business. 


The next day the World came out with 
a cut of Sterling Elliott's new thing in 

America. Tlie easterners who eagerly 
subscribed $5 for membership are asking 
what benefits are they going to derive 
from the western idea in clubs"? The fact 
that the organization was supposed to be 
national in scope and of some direct 
benefit to its subscribers, causes many 
from the east to ask questions as to why 
its officers for the greater part are from 
Chicago, and the present listless attitude 
of the scheme. The eastern members 
say that if tlie club is to be national in 
scope the east should rightfully be recog- 
nized in the election of ofiicers, and they 
would like to know what position the 
Century Road Club is going to take in 
cycling, as there seems to be a lack of 
knowledge in the jjremises, not only 
here, but in Chicago as well, judgmg 
from comments heard and seen in the 

THE club's inSSION. 
It was thought the mission of the club 
was to encourage and control road rac- 
ing, and possibly the adverse comments 
on road racing might have persuaded 
the club that it was not a field for use- 
fulness; but the eastern members wear 
their badges and want particulars as to 
who is going to run the club and what is 
going to be its field as an endeavorer in 
the field of cycling usefuhiess, A good 
many thousands of dollai's have been in- 

sulky wheels, and a two-column inter- 
view with the astute millionaire, Robert 
Bonner, who ascribed the increased speed 
to the pneumatic wheel, and gave a prac- 
tical illustration of the whys and where- 
fors of the new developer of trotting 
speed. Bonner thinks Sunol can beat 
Nancy Hanks' time, and Marvin, his 
trainer, has ordered two new sulkies for 
the speedy California trotter, whom Bon- 
ner thinks will come close to 2:05 before 
the snow flies. Four telegrams on Fri- 
day to the Pope Manufactuiing Com- 
pany's New York house frantically urg- 
ed Elliott Mason to ship pneumatic 
wheels of Sterling Elliott make to vari- 
ous jioints. 

The "Hickory Hose-pipe" man has 
struck oil beyond a doubt, and is work- 
ing night and day, yet his factory force 
fails to keep pace with the numerous 
orders wired in from all over. To lessen 
the pressure Elliott has licensed two car- 
riage firms to make the wheels, one of 
them being the largest builders of sul- 
kies in America, and as Elliott has cov 
ered his wheels with patents pretty 
thoroughly, it will make a millionaire of 
hini in short order, and no man deserves 
success more than the man who stuck 
manfully to hickory wheels for many 
years. Nancy Hanks was the mother of 
President Lincoln, and the bicycle pneu- 
matic wheel is the father of trotting and 
pacing records up to date, so the horse- 
men will think that there is some good 
in "them bicycle fellers" after all. 

They WatU to Knoio, Ton. Know. 
There are many inquiries in this sec- 
tion as to what has become of the Cen- 
tury Road Club of Chi — I beg pardon — 







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bills — have heard that A. A. Z. will not 
compete at the "'gigantic'' next Saturday, 
Aug. 27, and the committee, of which 
"Pap" De Graff and Mr. Betting are 
members, is saying some harsh things 
about the "Jersey Skeeter," who entered 
for the building lots (they say the real 
estate was offered in order that "the 
skeeter" might build his nest in New 
York), but who has evidently been se- 
duced by the winning smiles of George 
CoUister, Josephi and the rest of the 
Clevelauders, whose pianos, bicycles, 
watches and good track captured the 
British conqueror. 


But the M. A. C. keeps on advertising 
"Zim." and Tyler when they knovv there 
is not one cliance in a thousand of "the 
skeeter" being within a thousand miles 
of the "mammoth carnival" on the day 
advertised; and they feel very sore, for I 
beUeve the cute "Zim" did tell De Graff 
he would be on hand ; in fact, I believe 
that your correspondent^was present on 
the steamer Crystal Spring when the 
talk occurred. But the question remains, 
are the M. A. C. youug men doing the 
right thing in drawing a big crowd, a 
majority of which will want to see Zim- 
my, and won't somebody be accused, 
later on, of playing "bunco" with the 
dear public? 


The committee knows that Zimmer- 
man won't be there, and possibly knows 
that Tyler won't, also; then why make 
cards of them? True the race meet is an 
invitation affair, but many wiU pay for 
seats when they get there, like they did 
at the Riverside meet, and therefore it 
doesn't seem exactly in keeping with 
amateur meets to advertise a " woolly 
horse" arid a "white elephant" when 
neither will be on view. It smacks too 
much of go-as-you-please professional 
showman's tactics with the showman an 
amateur. With the full knowledge that 

vested in tlie Century Road Club plant. 
When will the factory start manuf ac- 
tairing? There might be a good field for 
the club on the lines of the old B. T. C. 
of Great Britain, whose membersliip 
numbered about 20,000 some yeai-s ago. 

There would certainly be a better 
chance to make a success in encoui-aging 
touring than in defying tlie laws with 
encouraging road racing or running up 
century runs for a piece of metal, which 
encourages successes in cycling more 
harmful than anythihg else, and many a 
delicate constitution has been shattered 
completely in the mad desire to ride a 
hundred miles when ten would have been 
more appropriate, Touring is the most 
delightful and beautiful thing in cycling, 
and a quiet tour and a knowledge of the 
"lay of the land" beats hundred-mile 
scorches worse than Zimmerman would 
a racing novice. The L. A. W. seems to 
have its hands full with track racing and 
cycling politics, and the field of touiing 
is practically unoccupied. Will the Cen- 
tury Road Club take advantage of the 

Too fopular; Alas, Jfoor Zintttby! 

There's music in the air — in the M. A. C. 
air. The promoters of the "gigantic," 
"mammoth" (and other circus names) 
cycle meeting which is to be given under 
the auspices of ' ' Director of Cycling 
Moneypenny, M. A. C."— so reads the 

at Cleveland on the 26th, which would 
compel him to take a night train and he 
would only arrive in New York just in 
time to race, and we think it would be 
unwise to allow him to start, so he will 
race in Cleveland the second day instead 
of taking any chances here.' 


"These reasons are ample and quite 
logical, and when Taylor nas refused to 
race on the M. A. C. track, and Windle 
has fallen on the same, no doubt Zim- 
merman thought he would be better off 
in the west, although it must be said to 
the credit of the M. A. C. men they have 
for the past month promised a safe and 
fast track. The banking of the same is to 
be of some patent order. But, after all, 
is not Zimmerman his own master, and 
has he no rights or privileges, or the 
right to change his mind if facts brought 
to his notice (since verbally entering) 
induced him to change his mind? I 
should think so; and you can depend on 
one thing, that the first time Zimmer- 
man, Windle and Tyler come together it 
will be at historic Springfield, where a 
mammoth, gigantic, stupendous meet is 
always assured, with no absentees." 

* * * 
Those Unsigned Hacing Board Queries. 
First be it known by all men that H. 
Crowtheris cycling editor of Sporting 
Life (and a member of the L. A. W. 
racing board), so when you read his 
criticisms on penny-a-liners, you must 
allow some lateral motion, as it were, 
for it is not customary for a member of 
any firm to speak harshly or allow any- 
body else to criticize his brother mem- 
bers; but it is only fair to credit the 
brother of his son with more liberality 
than a member of the governing body of 
the L A. W, generally possesses. I'm 
hit because the Referee, through a let- 
ter from the east by me, first called at- 
tention in its news columns, and editori- 
ally, to the lack of signature to a "pump- 
ing" circular sent out by the racing board 

Owing to a fact that through a clerk's omission 
Chairman Raymond's signattire to the circular let- 
ter recently sent out by the racing board relative 
to the payment of expenses to the racing men was 
omitted in a few instances, a howl has gone up 
from the penny-a-liners who "know it all," the 

Zimmerman will not be there, and the 
fact known ten days ahead, it will be 
curious to note what excuses the public 
will be asked to receive. Indulging in a 
little prophecy, I predict that Zimmer- 
man will get a gentle roast all 'round, 
and be accused of meeting Windle and 
breaking faith with the M. A. C. See if 
this is not about right. 

WHY HE won't appear. 

But the true cause of his non-appear- 
ance was given me by Manager Frank 
Bowden, of the Raleigh company, last 
Wednesday at 2:15 p. m., in the Raleigh 
cycle depot, as follows: ' ' I have just re- 
ceived a letter from Joe McDermott, 
who says that he doesn't intend to allow 
Zimmerman to compete at the M. A. C. 
on the 27th for these reasons alone: 'In 
the first place, the track has a reputation 
of being decidedly unsafe, and he would 
not like to see Zimmerman take a fall 
just now, much as some probably would 
like it; then there would be an excellent 
chance for pocketing a man, I'm told, on 
this track; then another and a powerful 
1 reason is that Zimruerman is to compete 

burden of which has been, with a remarkable 
unanimity, what they have been pleased to tepm 
" the cowardice of the racing board," the itera- 
tion and reiteration— on wdiich the changes have 
been rung in major and minor keys without cessa- 
tion— w^hile not causing the members of the board 
to lie awake nights, yet grew rather monotonous, 
and as a great many friends of the L. A. W. began 
to make inquiry concerning the true inwardness 
of the aif air, the cycling editor of the Sporting 
Life addressed a personal letter to Mr. Raymond 
with the intention of bringing out an explanation 
of the matter that would satisfy all interested in- 
quirers. Mr. Raymond's answer, herewith sub- 
joined, is a full and sufficient reply to the criti- 
cisms which have been circulated: 

Bkooklyx, N. Y., Aug. 16.— My dear Crowther: 
—Your letter asking if it is a fact that the letters 
recently sent out to manufacturers were unsigned, 
while perfectly natural, in view of the take-it-for- 
granted style of the criticism which has appeared, 
does me an injustice. I am not afraid to sign any 
letter that leaves my office, no matter on what 



subject. Anyone that knows nie at all would not 
give credence to such an msinuation. 

ITie fact of the matter is simply that, through 
the carelessness of a clerk in my office, I suppose, 
a few of them went out unsigned. They were 
dictated to my stenographer and handed to my 
clerk for him to sign with my signature stamp. 

Ididnot .see them atall, as I left my olflee im- 
mediately after dictating the subject matter, and 
thus you see I am accused of fear. It need not 
trouble you, however, as it is ahsolutely of no ac- 
count and affects me not at all. 

Youre fraternally, H. E. Raymond. 


In the first place we are told the doc- 
ument was unsigned "in a few instaces," 
and that the racing board members have 
not lost sleep over the attention these 
"know-it-all, penny-a-liners" drew to 
the matter; still one, though, the above 
shows, if he did not lose sleep kept up a 
devil of a thinking over it, until the 
other member soothed his mind and 
soul with the statement that the criti- 
cism "does not mean injustice," even if 
it did not cause sleepless nights. But it 
does seem strange that "some of those" 
documents went out without signatures 
and some didn't, don't it now? And no 
others, I presume, have been sent out in 
place of the 'unsigned ones. We can not 
expect a very healthy crop from this 
endeavor to get light in the "ways that 
are dark and tricks that are vain," and 
the penny-a-liners like light sometimes 
on these subjects. And it would seem 
that the chairman was more interested 
in the life-anddeath question to ama- 
teurism than to go home and hand the 
precious document to the clerk to sign 
with a piece of pure Para rubber. 


It looks as if he simply made a bomb 
without a fuse, and threw same over his 
shoulder into the amateurs' and manu- 
facturers' back yards, then skipped, ex- 
pecting to hear of an explosion but not 
caring for the results. Such documents 
will do as much good as if I were to 
write Benjamin Harrison asking him to 
change the constitution. Stop tinkering 
with the amateur definition; rip it up, 
bury it, sing a soft requiem over it, and 
out of its burial let a new one arise, for 
the old has served its purpose of showing 
the glaring weakness of the "ancient 
and honorable" definition of an amateur, 
which, like a worn pair of stockings, 
won't stand any more darning, for the 
A. D. has been darned and d — d enough. 
Stop the farce, as Frank Prial now says; 
give us something new. 


But Mr. Orowther can blow hot and 
cold with the same breath, and he proves 
himself a good newspaper man by giving 
the other side of the story on another 
page, as follows: 

"Wliynot come out like men and widen the 
scope of our organization on liberal and broad- 
gauge hues? Let the League of American Wheel- 
men place itself on record as opposed to humbug, 
hypocricy, veneer and sham, once and for all 

Aye, why not, mdeed? But inquiring 
from manufacturers if they paid Johnny 
Jones' board bill or gave him $10 for "at- 
tending" a meet or breaking a record 
will not secure them broad-gauge lines. 
No one has accused H. E. Eaymond of 
cowardice. The unsigned document 
looked— well, it looked mighty queer, 
even if it was a mishap; but does any 
one believe that the astute H. E. Ray- 
mond thought that any good result 
would come of such a document as he 
issued? Has not the past been lesson 
enough? It looks as if those in authority 
are playing pretty much the same game 
as regular political candidates do before 
a general election. Don't inquire, don't 
suspend a poor nobody, Mr. Racing 
Board— give us something new, a new 
definition, new rules, anything new, in 
fact; but please do ring off the played out 
changes of the past, be they in minor, ' 

major, or any other keys— please btop 
the present farce. 

* * * 
Bacing Talent and Paid Officials Needed, 
What a hustle the tournament manag- 
ers are making for crack talent for this 
Saturday, Aug. 37, and more than one 
piano, corner lot and diamond will go to 
the winner without the semblance of a 
contest. This is another argument for 
rules that will enable men to receive 
something substantial for their work and 
at the same time not place tournament 
managers at the mercy of less than a 
half-dozen first raters. With a liberal 
rule we would have more than one Zim- 
merman and Windle, Tyler and Taylor, 
and the sport would be benefitted there- 
by. As it is, Windle will attend New 
York, and scoop a lot or anything else 
he wishes; Tyler will go and do likewise 
at Philadelphia, and Zimmy will play 
"Ta ra ra boom de-ay" on the Cleveland 
piano and give orders to the Grand 
Trunk to ship the pianos and bicycles to 

his music and cycle store at , and 

Montreal and Chicago will content with 
their home talent. 


The racing board must give us more 
racers, curtail the piano output and real 
estate industry, or go out of business, 
for we shall never see good racing at 
this rate of tournament speed. This also 
calls to mind the urgent need of a paid 
referee and official timers for big meets 
and time trials. The time is ripe for both 
these ofiicials, and the sooner they are 
appointed and paid to do the work the 
better. I have more than once praised 
the work of the Springfield timers at 
trials against time, but the man who 
holds a watch on time trials and records 
should be a paid man of the L. A. W. 
and not anybody whom a manufacturer 
or club delegated the task to time a best 
on record. 


At the present time almost anybody 
could get up and ask some prominent club 
man or citizen to time, and knock out a 
world's record, and the saying, to keep 
from sin is to keep away from 
temptation, holds good, and the 
L. A. W. should take away any 
temptation to place fake records on the 
record book by appointing a paid official 
of its own and hold him responsible 
for all trials against a reliable watch. 
Really, you can't wonder if people in 
England have in the past, or should in 
the futnre, doubt the genuiness of our 
no-doubt -best-in-the-world. The referee 
also should be a paid official, and the 
chairman of the racing board should be 
that man, and should have any help 
necessary to run his office work. The 
present rule of appointing anybody 
who happens to be somebody is wrong; 
and for the sake of manufactui-ers, 
racers and the sport generally should be 


The positions of referee and timer are 
the two principal and most vital of all; 
in fact, the others are only for the 
sake of giving people an opportunity of 
either being a conspicious somebody; but 
the other two should not be filled by 
rattle-brained youths or nobodj" in par- 
ticular; they should be of the finest calibre 
and paid for their work. 

These, and a few minor considerations, 
including the "amateur definition," are 
respectfvilly referred to those members 
of the racing board who do lose sleep 
over their positions. The others will 
wake up before the next general L. A, W. 
meeting, and this pennj—a-liner gives 
the advice at so much a line, for he be- 
lieves in cash prizes for all who labor. 
Do you, reader? W. J. Morgan. 



Osmond Wins a Mile Handicap in 2:23- 

1-5 — Holbein's JSig Road liecord — 

Another Xiventy-Fotir Sour 

Jtace—JDunlop's Tire. 

London. Aug. 13.— For the past fort- 
night racing has bef n confined for the 
most part to the provinces, where a suc- 
cession of meetings have provided plenty 
of attractions for the pot-hunter as well 
as for the men who are accustomed to 
devote their holidays to brief racing 
tours. Judging by his performance at 
Aston ten days ago, Osmond is at last 
getting into form; he won the mile hand- 
icap from scratch in 2:22 1-5. Since 
then both he and J. H. Adams, who 
have been living for son .e months past 
at Small Heath, a suburb of Birming- 
ham, have gone into summer quarters at 
Water Orton, a delightful little place in 
the country a few miles further away. 
Both are taking plenty of fresh air and 
exercise, and it would not be surprising 
if under these favorable conditions both 
or either of them accomplished some 
really good performances. 

good road performance. 
While the path has produced no very 
remarkable results, there has been plenty 
of note doing on the road. On August 
bank holiday J. P. K. Clark and H. 
Arnold of the North Road club set out 
on a Rudge tandem safety in search for 
the twelve hour record for that class of 
machine. The old record stood at 165 
miles, accomplished in 1890 by M. A. 
Holbein and P. Carlisle Wilson, and to 
these figures Clark and Arnold added 
eighteen miles, making a total of 181 
miles in the twelve hours. Two years 
ago Arnold made a record with Rowley 
on a tandem tricycle, but Clark has 
hitherto been known only as a plucky 
rider and as a most generous and oblig- 
ing pace maker. On the very next day — 
Tuesday, Aug. 2 — M. A. Holbein started 
out with Arthur Brown, another North 
Road man, on his Marlboro Club tandem 
tricycle, and secured a twelve hours 
record for that class of machine, with a 
total of 184 miles, three miles more than 
had been done on the safety on the pre- 
vious day, and this in spite of the fact 
that for the first 134 miles the record 
breakers were quite unassisted by pace 


But the big event of all was ac- 
complished on Tuesday, the 9th inst., 
when Holbein left Biggleswade at mid- 
night with designs on the iwenty-foux- 
hour safety record, which stood in his 
own name at 336 1-2 miles. Until two 
hours before the start rain had fallen 
steadily, and therefore for the first half 
of the journey the roads were very wet. 
On the other hand, Holbein got plenty 
of shelter from his pace makers, who in 
couples mounted his tandem tricycle and 
led him for five and twenty miles or so 
at a time. By midday he had accom- 
plished 189 miles, and although this was 
five and a half miles less than the twelve 
hour record, it left only 147 1-2 miles to 
be done in the next twelve hours to 
equal the full days' record. This was 
done by 10:35 at midnight, and in the 
remaining hour and twenty-five minutes 
Holbein rode twenty-two and a half 
miles (the last eight and three-quarters 
being done in half an hour against the 
wind), and so raised the record to 359 
mUes. Of course he rode a Swift safety 
and it was fitted with Clincher tires and 
the Carter gear case, the latter appli- 1 

auce proving very useful on the wet 
roads during the early part of the ride. 


At the present time quite a number of 
men are apendmg their days on the road. 
The North Road Club's country quarters 
at Eaton Socon are full, and if only the 
weather be fine the club's twenty-four 
hour race, which takes place on the 27th 
inst., a fortnight. hence, will be a bigger 
success than ever. With both Shorland 
and Holbein among the competitors, it 
should be a great race. The former 
since his performance in the twenty-four 
hours' competition at Heme Hill has re- 
turned to the road and has been spending 
a good deal of his time at Peterboro, a city 
which seems to have great attractions 
for some members of the North Road 


The trade just now is very, very slack 
and most of the makers are announcing 
clearance sales of machines at low prices, 
some of them not even taking the trou- 
ble to state, as they usually do. that the 
said machines are "shop-soiled" or 
"slightly damaged." In Coventry sev- 
eral factories have been practically 
closed until November, when they will 
begin again with the Stanley Show. 
This is forced to open at the Crystal Pal- 
ace on November 18, and as usual it will 
occupy eight days. The busiest people 
just now are the tire makers and invent- 
ors. The Dunlop people having given 
their new unpuncturable tire a thorough 
trial during the summer, are preparing 
to place it on the market with a big 
splash at a very early date. Judging 
by the sample pair which I have 
seen and tried, I fancy that by its aid 
the firm wiU stiU maintain its suprem- 
acy. Macintosh & Company, I hear, are 
going to do big things next season, and 
it would not be surprising to find them 
following the lead of the other tire mak- 
ers and opening a depot in Coventry. 
The Silvertown Closure tire, I am told, 
has been recently much improved. But 
it is not only the rubber people who are 
busy with tires. Several of the cycle 
makers are having tires specially made 
for themselves. Among them are Guest 
& Barrow of Birmingham, and the 
Rudge Cycle Company, whose manager, 
Walter Phillips, is having a tire made by 
Messrs. Warne & Company , of which I 
hear very good accounts. 

The very latest news is that T. War- 
wich and W. G. Turner have retiirned 
from Australia and have entered libel 
actions against several cycling papers, 
among them being Bicycliny News and 
Wheeling, who in their zeal for the 
cause of amateurism, said things about 
the actions of the men in question which 
the latter deem to be damaging to their 
reputations. It is the first time that I 
have heard it suggested that it is pos- 
sible to damage what does not exist. 

Cyclers Under A.rtnsr. 

The Strike at Buffalo among railroad 
men has turned our gay amateur New 
York and Brooklyn cyclists into stern 
warriors, who are now "under arms" at 
Dai Lewis's village. When the tele- 
graph orders from the general in com- 
mand came, the cyclist soldier did great 
work in riding swiftly to and fro sum- 
moning their brother officers and men 
of the rank to the armories. Wives, 
sisters and sweethearts wept over and 
kissed the boys good-bye, with fearful 
forebodings, and the street gamins 
climbed the elevated railroad supporting 
pillars and encouraged the amateur sol- 
diers with the assurance that "you are 
going to be killed, sure." 

Cyclists to the nation's defense! Cy- 
clists showing horsemen how to beat 
world's records with their nags! These 
dog days of cycling seem charged with 
good things for cyclists and the sport. 




A. Jjaw Suit Over Juast Tear's Show Set- 
tled — The Wenhani Company MaJi- 
ing Fine Wlieels—New Wheels 
Coming Out. 

London, Aug. 13.— The London cy- 
cling trade is in the doldrums. A stag- 
nation more complete than any other in 
recent years has laid its grip upon the 
large depots, the smaller firms and 
agents. It has been coming on gradual- 
ly, and although I have hesitated to ad- 
vance a rash generalization while any 
doubt remained, I have noticed for some 
time past that several firms had little 
home business to report, but dwelt upon 
vague orders executed for the continent. 
Mr. Sturmey, in his leading article in 
this week's Cyclist advances a number 
of theories in explanation of the present 
unfortunate situation, which prevails as 
generally in Coventry as in London. It 
would be tedious to indulge in specula- 
tions as to causes, and I will confine my- 
self to saying that the present dullness 
has already stimulated great interest in 
the forthcoming Stanley show, to be held 
next November. The sudden cessation 
in the demand for rear drivers has come 
as a shock to firms holding large stocks, 
which will have to be sacrificed at no 
small loss, but the warning has arrived 
in good time for them to prepare for the 
revolution , which is inevitable. 


Apropos of the Stanley show, which 
is fixed to open on November 18, an in- 
teresting case has just been decided at 
the Birmingham assizes. It will be re- 
membered that an important section of 
the English cycle trade, belonging so the 
Manufacturers' Association, came to an 
agreement in 1890 not to exhibit at any 
show of cycles held during 1891. The 
firms in question signed a bond agreeing 
to forfeit the sum of £250 damages in 
the event of the agreement being vio- 
lated by any of them. At the last show, 
held at the Crystal Palace in November, 
Mr. Wooster, one of the signatories to 
the bond, exhibited some of his ma- 
chines, and last week Mr. Singer, of 
Singer & Company, brought an action 
against him to recover the agreed dam- 


The defense advanced by Wooster's 
counsel was that the bond was 
signed under a misapprehension; that it 
was in restraint of trade; and that the 
show in November, 1891, was in reality 
the 1892 exhibition held earlier than 
usual. The case proceeded for three- 
quarters of an hour when the parties 
oame to an agreement by which Mr. 
Wooster will pay the sum of ten dollars 
instead of the damages claimed. So 
that, virtually, the defendant won the 
case. At the forthcoming show (the 
venue of which I am not at liberty to 
disclose) it is anticipated the entire trade 
will be represented, and that the num- 
ber of machines shown will beat record. 


The other day I visited the works of 
the Wenham Company, L't'd., situated 
in Upper Ogle street, Fitzroy Square, W. 
The Wenham Company, which is fam- 
ous for the gas lamps bearing its name, 
commenced to manufacture cycles rather 
more than a year ago. The gas lamp 
branch of their trade is" "a winter busi- 
ness, whilst, of course, the cycle making 
keeps them busy^ in^ summer. I spent 
Over an hour tramping about^ the exten- 

sive works, which cover two and a half 
acres of ground. The company's splen- 
did machinery, driven by a 40-horsepower 
steam engine, its elaborate plating 
and enamelling plant, and the perfect 
system of factory organization, enables 
it to produce machines equal in both 
quality and appearance — especially the 
latter — to any which issue from the big 
Coventry factories. They employ 200 
hands, and the cycle making is conduct- 
ed quite separately from the lamp busi- 


Mannesmann tube is what they use 
for building their light roadster safe- 
ties, identical in outline and detail to the 
Humber pattern, and they speak in high 
praise of this material. Of course they 
make several patterns, including the 
original Wenham with its patent duplex 
curved frame, made in two sections of 
single tubes without brazing, and pre- 
senting a pear-shaped outline. This 
makes a good, comfortable, strong road- 

ans' race in 6 hr. 21 min. 29 sec. The 
machine was taken from stock, and 
smothered in dirt as it is, looks a credit 
to its builders, It is a diamond with 
double diagonal tubes, the type 15 
Psycho, These machines have enjoyed 
great success this year, together with the 
type 16 racer. Mr. Morecraft, the firm's 
London manager, told me they intend 
building for next rear a light road-racing 
tricycle, and a very light ladies' safety. 
As it is, their type 5 ladies' safety has 
gone well, especially in America, ; wliere 
a number are in use by members of a 
large Washington club. Mr. Morecraft 
faces the future without misgiving. If 
the public want additional lightness 
combined with lower prices, Starley 
Brothers are determined to cater for 


The Coventry Machinists' has on view 
Holbein's Swift racer, upon which he 
rode 359 miles in twenty -four hours 
upon the road early this week. It is 

ster for rough work, but is not equal for 
lightness and speed to the Humber type 
already mentioned, which scales thirty- 
four pounds, whilst the other weighs 
about forty pounds. I examined a lot of 
frames polished bright prior to being 
enameled, and was favorably struck 
with the work displayed. At the next 
show the Wenham people will exhibit 
twenty-four machines, including several 
geared ordinaries, or, rather, front- 
driver safeties, fitted with the Crypto 
company's hubs. Tlie company is wise 
in this decision, I venture to tliink. They 
are very proud of their facilities for Ac- 
ting Carter gear cases with absolute per- 


Starley Brothers are showing in the 
window of their viaduct depot the thirty- 
two-pound Psycho safety, geared to sixty- 
six inches, upon which Sames, a 47-year- 
old rider, won the recent 100- mile veter- 

geared to sixty-three inches and weighs 
thirty-five, pounds, being fitted with a 
Carter chain case, toe clips, and two- 
inch back and one and three-quarters- 
inch front clincher pneumatic tires. The 
mount has direct spokes and is enaiieled 
a light gray. Had not the roads been 
bad at the start Holbein would probably 
have piled up a higher score. 


Marriott & Cooper are prospering this 
season. They are to be congratulated on 
the success of their geared ordinary, 
which has many original points. I have 
not tried one yet, and therefore cannot 
speak fro "11 experience, as I can about 
the Crypto pattern, but the glowing 
praise in which several personal friends 
of mine speak of the mount, after long 
trial, is quite good enough for me. 
Well-known men, like J. S. Amoore and 
F. M. Fletcher, own M. & C. geared 
ordinaries. They are both ordinary 

riders of many years' standing, and 
stoutly maintain the superiority of their 
mounts to either a Crypto or a safety 
front driver. Their opinions have been 
formed after trials of all the geared 
types. The M. & C. is now made with a 
thirty seven-inch driving-wheel, geared 
to sixty-three inches for the path and 
sixty inches for the road, The weight 
of a specimen I inspected, upon which 
161 miles had been covered on southern 
roads in twelve hours, was thirty-one 
pounds and the gear sixty-eight inches. 
Of course, full roadsters are slightly 
heavier. There is a lot of originality 
displayed all over the machine — the 
curve of the back-bone, the special back 
forks and their crown, the saddle pillar 
fixed to a socket on the back-bone, and 
the strongly curved handles. All these 
modifications are the outcome of severe 
and repeated tests in the hands of first- 
class riders, and add enormously to the 
utility of the machine. Foster Williams' 
pneumatic tires (not very unlike Booth- 
royd's) are found to answer weU on this 
machine. Several well-known actors 
ride M. &. C. safeties, and the late Lord 
Sliprbrook, even after his sight failed, 
constantly took exercise on one of the 
famed Olympia tandems.. 


J. K. Sharley & Company appear anx- 
ious to dispose of some of their sterling 
Rovers. I observed when on the viaduct 
that they are clearing out some elegant 
looking safeties, by no means obsolete in 
pattern or shabby in appearance, with 
Dunlop tires, at £13 13s, while a first 
quality mount with red solid rubber can 
be picked up for £9 9s— that is to say, 
roughly, |68 and $47 respectively. Truly 
buyers have never had such opportuni- 
ties as abound this fall. 


"Graphite" is the name of a new lubri- 
cating oil for cycles which has been in- 
vented by James Walker & Company, 
lion Works, Love Lane, ShadweU, E. 
Shad well is one of the dreariest quarters 
in the unhappy far east of the metrops- 
lis, but nevertheless I called on the firm 
early this week and found their work 
very large. They do an extensive trade in 
lubricants for marine engines and other 
machinery. "Graphite" is a good oil 
containing finely powdered plumbago. 
It is said to surpass all existing cycle 
lubricants, not only for easy running but 
on account of its lasting qualities. T 
came away converted, and am going to 
try the oil on my C. G. O. gearing, for 
which it is bpecially suitable. The firm 
makes also the Sunshine lamp oil, which 
lights at once, does not smoke or smell, 
gives a bright light and lasts longer than 
other lamp oils for cyclists. Stanley. 

Sanger Sliowing Great Speed. 

Milwaukee wheelmen are all in a flut- 
ter of excitement over the achievements 
of their club mate, Walter Sanger, dur- 
ing the past week, at Sarnia, Ont. Every- 
body who knows anything about his 
riding abilities expected he would make 
a creditable showing, but his great 
success in defeating the world's cham- 
pion in several events has made tho boys 
supremely liappy, and they congTatulate 
themselves for having as an associate a 
wheelman who is destined to be one of, 
if not the greatest rider in the country. 
Sanger, fully realizing that he will be 
called upon to overcome good men dur- 
ing the next few weeks at the different 
meets he will attend, is training dih- 
gently. A few days ago, at the National 
Park track, with pacemakers, he rode a 
mile in 2:19 1-2, the first half in 1:10 and 
the second in 1 :09 1-2. The ti-ack is a 
slow one, and as his pacemakers did not 
pick him up quickly enough to be of 
much assistance, it is safe to assert he 
could have knocked oft" several seconds 
of that time. 






p:^oria, ii,i,inois. 

This comiDg Sunday the ^olus CycKng 
Club gives its annual stag party at Turn- 
ner Park, on the Des Plaines river. 

There is talk of a consolidation of the 
Lake View Cycling Club with the newly 
organized North Chicago Wheelmen. 

J. E. Pollock, C. E. Saltev aud Mrs. 
Salter, of the Ravens wood club, are at 
Beulah Lake, near Mukwauago, Wis. 

A broken leg above the knee was the 
result of a side fall taken by Mr. Will- 
iams, of Morgan & Wright, while riding. 

The Washington Heights Wheelmen 
have taken out incorporation papers and 
have enrolled over thirty members. 
Next Sunday a run has been called to 
New Lenox and the camp - meeting 

Misses Lucy Haggerty and Lucy Por- 
ter, of Cliicago, surprised the Boston 
people by riding a century Aug. 16 from 
Boston to Newburyport, unaccompanied 
and with a road book a« their only guide, 
in and a half fifteen hours. 

The league's prosecution of George 
Colbeck, the driver who ran down Sam 
T. Wliite July IS, at Oakley and Chica- 
go avenues, was carried to the bitter end. 
Colbeck forfeited his bonds twice and 
skipped the city. Alderman Underbill 
has the $600 bonds to pay. 

F. Ed. Spooner was unavoidably called 
out of town and could not be at the full- 
dress reception tendered in his honor by 
the Ravenswood Cycling Club, which 
presented him a large easy chair as a 
prize for liis twenty-four-hour ride. 
This is all he got for his hard work, 

wearing Lincoln colors and none of the 
Ravenswood's. The latter's colors will be 
carried in all future contests. 

The North Chicago Cycling Club has 
joined the L. A. W. ranks with over 
sixty members. 

Add another to Chicago's great list of 
clubs, the Grand Crossing Cycling Club, 
with a dozen members. President and 
captain, I. J. Wightman; vice-pi'esident 
and secretary, Frank Jones, treasurer, 
W. H, Phillips. Two white bars crossed 
on a white cap is the emblem. 

It will be a merry party that leaves 
Chicago this Saturday evening for Mil- 
waukee on the Goodrich boat. The 
Lincolns are going to Milwaukee and 
Waukesha for their Sunday outing, and 
some are going to Watertown for a cen- 
tury run. The larger body of the wheel- 
men will spend the day at Waukesha. 
The Vocophone Band accompanies the 
party. ^ 

They Never Have a Fuss. 
George S. Atwater, of the Stover Com- 
pany's New York house, and Manager 
Duryea, of the Keating Wheel Company, 
are very warm friends, and although 
their stores adjoin not the slightest jeal- 
ousy exists. Atwater on Friday was 
showing Duryea a beautiful all-bright 
polished Phoenix light diamond he had 
just received and was pointing out its 
many excellences. The inspection over 
an alligator hunting trip to Florida was 
talked of, and the Keating man's poor 
marksmanship, for Atwater is a good 

JL Cycling Jilinil Man. 
Two brothers, A. C. and J. B. Rober- 
stan, of the Emerald Athletic Club, are 
enjoying themselves on a tandem through 
New York state. The interesting point 
of this item is that J. B. is totally blind, 
but he revels in the outing and receives 
devoted attention from his brother. 


The Chatham Fields Scheme Goes Vp— 
Will We Have a Tracli '' 

After all the puff and bluster about 
World's Fair races and the greatest track 
and other accommodations on earth, we 
do not seem to be very near the consum- 
mation of our desires; indeed, we are, if 
anything, a little further off than we 
were three months ago. At that time 
the Chatham Field project was sailing 
along smoothly, and all was well, when 
suddenly there arose an obstacle in the 
shape of a rival association. This latter 
decided its intention to build a track 
which should outdo that at Chatham 
Fields, and promised other advantages 
calculated to win the wheelmen away 
from their first love. 

This didn't suit the Chatham Fields 
people at all, and rumors commenced to 
ci'culate to the effect that they would 
not build a track. 

On top of this came a report that the 
new association was making promises 
which it could not fulfill, and it was 
even hinted that no lease of the ground 
at Windsor Park, where the track was 
to be built, has been obtained. 

On Monday came definite information 
concerning the Chatham Fields com- 
pany. On that day each cycle manufac- 
turer who had guaranteed a subscription 
to the capital stock received a letter 
stating that the company found itself 
obliged to withdrew all offers, and releas- 
ing the recipients from all obligations. 

On inquiry it developed that the oppo- 
sition had nothing to do with this action. 
The facts seem to be that an anticipated 
extension of the elevated road, by means 
of which people were expected to be 
conveyed to the grounds, will not he 
made, thus leaving the place practically 
without transportation facilities. The 
letters, therefore, mean that the entire 

Chatham Fields project has been aban- 
doned finally. 

Now the question arises, What are we 
going to do about it? It is not so much 
a question of what is to be done about a 
track as where the visitors to the league 
meet are to be quartered. Some sensi- 
ble plan must be devised, or Chicago 
must back down and withdraw its offer 
to entertain the league. The latter un- 
dignified proceeding would never do, 
and we doubt not will be scouted by 
every one. The Associated Cycling Clubs 
of Chicago has formed a committee to 
look into the stability of the Windsor 
Park concern, and, as we understand, is 
not yet ready to report. Here we find 
ourselves with a committee in commu- 
nication with foreigners concerning in- 
ternationl championships, with no track 
to run them on, and even when we get 
one, with the brilliant prospect of scat- 
tering our visitors all over the city at 
the mercy of hotels and mercenary 
boarding house keepers. 

One of the principal men connected 
with the Windsor Park affair assured us 
on Tuesday morning that the project 
was going along as originaljy outlined 
despite all reports to the contrary. He 
admitted that the lease was not yet 
actually in the hands of the company, 
but said that five men who own the 
lease are the principal stockholders. On 
Monday or Tuesday of next week, this 
gentleman said, the transfer will have 
been made, all other details completed, 
and the management will be in a posi- 
tion to state positively ^ hat hotel accom- 
modations it will be able to offer. Until 
next week, therefore, nothing definite 
will be known. 

Gotham's Cycling Jteporters. 

The eastern daily papers seem deter- 
mined to secure cycling news, and what 
stuff some of it is ! falter M^stersou of 


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the Sun was an exception, but poor pay or 
more inducement from that baron of 
sporting journalists, "Jim" Sullivan of 
the Sporting Times, made Masterson 
throw up the Sun job and devote his en- 
tire time to a good boss, who is making 
a good paper of the Times. In Master- 
son's stead the Sun has placed a man of 
Hebraic cast of features, who, if he don't 
know anything about cycling, will soon 
learn (?) if he falls into the hands of such 
joshers asFiank Egan and Joe Goodman, 
who loaded the poor devil with tales of 
Ducker days, making Dana's latest acqui- 
sition believe that they were the events 
of this season. If the Sun printed the 
stuff those two men gave the green re- 
porter, the assertion on the first page of 
the Sun, that "if the Sun says so it is so," 
would be sadly out of place. After a 
long stuffing the successor of Masterson 
arose to go (the place was Elliott Mason's 
office), and he confidentially informed 
his well wishers that, although he did not 
know much about cycling, he knew that 
the Columbia Victor was the best wheel 
made^with a patronizing look at Mason, 
who fell into^the w^ste-paper basket. 

Here is another sample of it in the^ 
Press, but the writer or paster of the 
Press uses more judgment and is evi- 
dently a wheelman: 

The Wilmots, a team of English Mck riders, 
are on their way to this country in search of 
American dollars. 

The good old smooth-pate, W. D. Wil- 
mot of Boston, one of the earliest trick 
riders, would smile at being termed an 
"English trick rider." Although W, D. 
has been away over six years he must not 
be accused of coming to America as an 
Englishman in search of those well- 
known-to-him American dollars, many 
of which have passed to him from the 
Pope^Manufacturing Company of Bos- 

Here's^another example of the daily 
accuracy in cycling. The Herald gravely 

announces by cable that " Oxborrow, 
the English cyclist, on the Coventry, 
London" (?) " track lowered the mile 
record 7 3-5 sec, making 2:213-5." Is 
it any wonder the west desires to en- 
lighten Gothamites by sending its special 
reporters and artists there? 

Worse Than the Badge Fiend. 

While striving to suppress the badge 
and ribbon fiend and the sloppily -dressed 
" what is it?" we are threatened with an 
infinitely worse thing. Just listen, from 
a Sunday paper: 

A new feature promised for this year's cam- 
paign is a political parade of wheelmen arrayed 
in the colors of their respective parties, carrying 
the banner of their candidate. 

Fancy a parade of cyclists with the 
banners of Belva Lockwood, General 
Weaver, Grover Cleveland, etc. This 
would give the paradist a chance to get 
brickbats heaved at him, and a few an 
cient eggs, by the opposition party. 
Still, there are plenty of "jays" who will 
embrace the opportunity for the display 
of jfeheir fool powers. 

/'" * 

/ An JElectric JBicycle Carriage. 

A trip to the Chicago Bicycle Compa- 
ny's plant on Jackson boulevard, reveals 
the fact that it is not far behind the 
times, for it has in process of construc- 
tion a vehicle, or road carriage, propelled 
by electricity, and a very beautiful car- 
riage it will be. The rear wheels are 
thirty-six inches in diameter; front 
twenty-eight, and are simply a mass of 
spokes. Morgan & Wright extra heavy 
tires are fitted. The power is a primary 
cell electric current, applied through a 
motor by friction to all the wheels, and 
capable of running twelve miles an hour 
for ten hours. It can then be replen- 
ished without stopping, as the case with 
storage batteries has caused great delay. 
Mr. Atwater, of the company s'ates that 
a trip to New York could be made with- 

out delay on account of the power. The 
carriage is to be finished in the most ap- 
proved manner in white enamel , latest 
model of carriage canopy top, white 
plush cushions, silk trimmings and elec- 
tric lights. Its estimated cost is $5,000. 
The company manufacturing this car- 
riage is not the Chicago Bicycle Com- 
pany, althovigli under the same manage- 
ment, with Mr. Saulsbury as electrician. 
It has a phgeton in operation at present 
(much lighter than the one described 
above), and built only for two persons. 
It is convertible to a quadricycle by 
means of detaching the motor, substi- 
tuting pedals and taking off the seat and 
canopy. Mr. Atwater has secured space 
in the World's Fair, where he will give 
exhibits of the advantages of this con- 
veyance as compared with others of the 
same nature. 

Besieged by Commission Sharlts. 
Commission sharks infest the New 
York houses in an unpleasant manner. 
Some of these gentlemen learn of a friend 
or acquaintance purchasing a wheel, and 
forthwith repair to the agent and de- 
mand a commission, saying that he had 
sent So-and-So to buy, telling him that it 
was the best wheel on the market, etc. 
Some of the agents give up, but "Pap" 
Worden came near throwing one down 
the elevator shaft, the other day, after 
he had claimed commission on a Rem- 
ington. The majority of the commis- 
sion fiends are impecunious amateurs 
out of a job. Then, again, the hardware 
or any other merchant expects to be fa- 
vored with agents' terms if he wants a 
personal wheel or one for a friend. 
It is a treat to hear Elliott Mason or Day 
talk to this class of fiends. One of them 
had just been refused by Day, recently, 
when he wandered outside and by some 
means made a mistake by entering the 
place again through the warehouse from 

the back street, but his confusion was 
great when he observed that he was in 
same place, and he skipped immediately. 

To Care for Fair Visitors. 
W. A. Leonard, Jr., and L. D. Taylor, 
the incorporators and moving spirits in 
the National Columbian United Wheel- 
men's Association, are working earnestly 
to bring their scheme before the eyes of 
every cyclist who intends visiting the 
World's Fair next year. They propose 
to erect a suitable building within a 
block or two of the grounds, and this 
will be fitted up handsomely with par- 
lors, reading-room, sleeping apartments, 
dining hall, storage room and lockers, 
baths, and in fact every convenience 
that a hotel or club house would give. 
The projectors will issue tickets for 
storage and a reasonable charge will be 
made for lodgings and meals, while 
there will be a full line of attendants to 
care for things, as well as people to 
show parties around. Many wheelmen 
would gladly avail themselves of an op- 
portunity to ride from the city and store 
their wheels somewhere while visiting 
the fair, and this association proposes to 
accommodate such cyclists. Already 
Messrs. Leonard and Taylor have re- 
ceived the unofficial assurance of many 
chief consuls that members of their di- 
visions will be only too glad to have such 
a place to go during a time when the 
city will be so overrun with people. 

The Wheeling (W. Va ) Cyclers are 
making arrangements for tlie celebra- 
tion of their first anniversary, which is 
on the 5th of next month.. The event 
will be celebrated at night by a ball in 
Cyclers' Hall, and from all indications 
the affair will be a success. It will be 
attended by a goodly number of wheel- 
men from neighboring towns. 



At I'arliside Next Friday and Saturday. 

Indications point to a most successful 
race meeting at Parkside Friday and 
Saturday, and altlaougli Zimmerman, 
Windle, Tyler, Taylor and Berlo will not 
be there, the Chicago Cycling Club's 
races wiU be contested by such men as 
Hunger, Banger, Andrae, Price, Lums- 
den, Githens, Bliss, Van Sicklen, Rhodes, 
Johnson, Davis, Ballard, Wlnsliip, Bode, 
Tborne and lesser lights in the racing 
world. The racing will be better than 
if the eastern cracks were here, for the 
finishes will be close and exciting, many 
of the men being almost evenly matched. 
It will not be a surprise if the mile rec- 
ord in competition goes, either, for only 
■this week Sanger has made a mile in 
2:19; Githens, 2:32 4-5; Bliss, 2:24, while 
others have done some remarkably fast 
work. There will be some frightfully 
hot finishes, indeed. 


The track is evidently in good shape 
and fast, for such times could not be 
made under any other circumstances. 
The turns have been torn np somewhat 
and almost entirely rebuilt, having now 
a thick coating of cement, hard and 
smooth. The stretches were always 
good and there is every reason to believe 
fast time will be made. 


Owing to the large entry list there 
will be several heats in some events, five 
in the half-mile handicap, and as a con- 
sequence the races will begin at 2 
o'clock sharp. No one is to be permitted 
in the enclosure except the race officials 
and the C. C. C. band of sixteen pieces. 
the members of which will be in their 
new cyclists' uniforms. 


The programme for the two days and 
the prize fist is as follows: 

One-mile, novice— Gold medal, valued al $25; 
silver medal, $1.5. 

Half-mile, handicap — Humber cup, $60; $2j 
worth of merchandise. 

Two-mile, team— Tilting silver water set, |50; 
large pneumatic pump. 

One-mile, scratch— Diamond pin, |75; silver 
stop watch. 

Three-mile, handicap— Victor pneumatic; Mor- 
gan & Wright prize; cyclists' suit, .SI 5. 

Half-mile, scratch— Eoll top offlce desk, $75; 
piano lamp. 

rive-mile, handicap— Relay Columbia; cyclists' 
complete outfit, $30; Knox hat. 

Quarter-Qiile, scratch — Pairpoint cup, $50; 
silver clu-ouograph. 

One-mile, three-minute class— Gold medal, $S5; 
silver medal, $15. 

Two-mile, scratch — The Chicago Mail's trip to 
Springfield,, and $35 medal; silver des&it 
set. $iJ5. 

One-mile, handicap— Imperial pneumatic ; .silver 
punch howl, tray, ladel and cup. 

Three-mile, ordinary — ^Medal, $50 silver desert 
set, $2.1. 

One-mile, hoys'— Medal, $15; medal, $10. 

Five-mile, invitation, handicap — Walker cup 
(now held by C. T. Knisely, to he won three times 
to be jDroperty of winner) valued at $500; carving 
set, $35; silver soup ladel, $15; billiard cue, $10; 
silver cigar case $5. 


The following ofiicials have been se- 
lected: Referee, T. F. Sheridan; judges, 
E. D. Garden, W. F. Tuttle, W. A. Whit- 
tle; timers, M. A. Hosford, S. A. Miles, 
W. C. Thome; clerk, W. 0. Anderson ; 
starter, J^. W. Conkling; scorers, R. O. 
Forrest, John Gano, F, H. Turtle; f^n- 

uouncer, W. A. Shockley; marshal, "Wil- 
liam Herrick, 

Saturday evening at the 0. C. C. house 
a special smoker andluachwillbe served 
to visiting wheelmen and competitors, 
%vhen the prizes will be given out. 
* * * 

Chicago Men Win at South Send. 
The first annual tournament of the 
South Bend (Ind.) Cycling Club was held 
Satm-day, and not%\'ithstanding the track 
was three miles from town 1,800 people 
attended. A west wind was against the 
men on the stretch, but this did not 
bother them as did the sandy and dusty 
track, which was unridable two feet 
from the pole. The morning was de- 
voted to sight-seeing, and at 2:15 the 
races began. Ballard was overcome by 
heat, but was all right by evening. 
Rhodes made a splendid showing, win- 
ning three open events: Githens did not 

Columbia AATieehnen, Chicago. Chicago Cycling 
Club, thirty points; Cohunhia, fourteen points; 
time, 2:43. Chicago, John S. Johnson, H. A. Gith- 
ens, J. P. Bliss; Columbia, E. Ulbricht, fred Nes- 
sel, M. Ne&sel. 

Five-mile, handicap— J. P. Bliss, Chicago (100 
yards), 1; F. F. Rough. South Bend [400), 3; H. A. 
Githens, Cliicago (scratch), 3; time, 14:27; Gith- 
en.s, 14:59 1-4. 

Club race, for South Bend Cycling Club men 
only— Samuel Rantz (340 yards), 1; J. M. Sing- 
erly, Jr. (140), 2; Walter Deflfenbaugh (230), 3; 
time, 3:48 1-2. 

One-mile, consolation race— E. Ulbricht, Clii- 
cago, 1; C. W. House, Buchanjin, Mich., 3; Paul 
Beyer, South Bend, 3; time, 8:50. 

* * * 

The Zake View "Dub" JRace, 
The Lake View Cycling Club's non- 
riders and "dub" riders, men who never 
raced, run quite a pretty mile scratch 
contest at Thorndale on a smooth 
stretch of macadam. Misch shot across 
the tape a second ahead of Troop in 3:44, 
Ford third, Wagner fourth, and Gardi- 
ner fifth. The latter was favorite, and 
is the young man who says he will ride 
twenty-four hours. 

* -X- * 

Lincoln C. C. Road Race. 
The fourth annual ten-mile road race 
of the Lincoln C. C. was held Saturday, 

Southern won in 32.47. Bray secured 
the time prize in 21:25. 

* « * 
Mngletoood' s Annual Road Race. 

The Englewood C. C. road race Satur- 
day, from Morgan Park to the club 
house. Seventieth street, was won by C. 
H. Peck from the one-minute mark. 
Peck also won the time prize in 22:33, 
but Winship's tire punctured half way 
out and he was forced to take a buggy 
home. The finish was in the following 

Name. H'd'c'p. Time 

C.H. Peck Imin. 23:33 

H T.Pyle ll-2miu. 23:23 

George Emerson 11-4 " 23:17 

J. C. Starr 1 " 23:37 

D.E.Holmes 1 " 23:30 

H.E.Henry 3 " 25:33 

H.P.Miller 3 " 36:15 

B. Rolle 3 " 20:24 

H.N.Starr 11-2 " 24:10 

J.LHarsh 11-2 " 20:22 

A. H. Gere 2 " 27:18 

« « * 
The JBCartford Tournament. 

The arrangements for the big meet at 
Hartford Sept. 5 and 6 are completed, 
and it is claimed that it will be one of 
the most attractive tournaments of the 


do as well as he might have, but Bliss 
proved a dangerous man, winning the 
five-mile handicap from 100 yai'ds. Van 
Sicklen broke his wheel and "thatC.C.C. 
team" was there to gobble the team race. 
The races were w^ell contested, resulting 
as follows: 

One-mile, novice— Martin Nessel, Chicago, 1 ; H. 
Rough, South Bend, 2; Samuel Kantz, South Bend, 
3; time, 3:10 1-4. 

Quarter-mile, open — W. A. Rhodes, Chicago, 1 ; 
P. F. Rough, South Bend, 2; E. W. Ballard, Chi- 
cago, 3; time, :38 3-4. 

HalC-mile, handicap— F. P. Rough, South Bend 
(ninety-five yards), 1; J. E. Lonn, Laporte (100 
yards), 2; W. B.Inks, Ligonier, Ind. (80 yards), 3; 
time, 1:11 1-4. 

One-mile, open— W. A. Rhodes, Chicago, 1; F. 
P. Rough, South Bend, 2; J. P. Bliss, Chicago, 3; 
time, 2:54 3-4. 

Two-mile, handicap— H. L. HuU, South Bend 
(350 yards), 1; F. F. Rough (180), 2; J. E. Lonn, 
Laporte (400), 3; time, 5:29 1-3. 

Boys' raoe, fifteen years and under— L. G. Platfc, 
Niles, 1; A. C. Colbum, South Bend, 2;EoyTJrqu- 
hart, South Bend, 3; tune, 1:31. 

One-mile, handicap — J, M. Singler, Jr., South 
Bend (200 yards), 1; F. F. Rough, South Bend 
(100), 2; J. E. Lonn, Laporte (180) 3; H. A. Gith- 
ens, 4; time, 3:33 1-3. 

Half-mile, open— W. A. Rhodes, Chicago, 1; H. 
A. Githens, (Chicago, 2; Fred Nessel, Chicago, 3; 
time, 1 :15 1-4. Won by twenty yards. 

Team race, one-mile, open— Three entiies; South 
Bend Cycling Chib, Chicago Cycling Club .and 

Tom Haywood winning first place and 
Joe Stillwell the time. The start was 
made at North Halsted street and Bel- 
mont avenue, through Edgewater and 
back, finishing at Grant's monument in 
Lincoln Park, where a large crowd had 
gathered to see the race. Morrison broke 
his wheel by a fall, else he might have 
made up the eighteen seconds on Still- 
man and won the time prize. The men 
finished in the following order. 

Name. H'd'c'p. Time. 

A. T. Heywood 2 ,30 31 10 

J. W. Adams 3 21 31 

,T. Oilier 3 30 33 34 

V. Oilier 2 30 .33 56 

J. S. Stillwell scratch. 30 52 

T. V. S. Morrison scratch. 31 10 

C. O. Jones 3 30 -34 49 

D. B. .Southern scratch 31 33 

M. E. Loescher 1 34 08 

R.W^Slusser 2 36 09 

J. H. Thiele 5 :39 33 

A. H. RadeU -. 2 30 37 031-2 

The first race of the Lincoln club was 
in 1886. McVoy, with a five minute 
handicap won in 36:15, while Spooner 
won the time in 32:32. The 1890 race 
was won by McMahon, Spooner again 
making the best time. Aug, 15, 1891 
was the date of the third race, which 

year. It is worthy of remark that this 
will be the ninth consecutive annual fall 
tournament at Hartford, a record which 
we doubt if any other city in the country 
can boast of. It will be remembered 
that tournament cycling got a "black 
eye" in the year of "proamateurism" 
(1886), and nearly all the clubs which had 
been holding tournaments dropped them 
the following year. One exception was 
the Hartford Wheel Club, which "stood 
in the breach" and held the only big 
tournament in 1887, and by its action 
assisted a great deal to restore confidence 
and put the sport once more on its feet, 
so to speak. This fact has perhaps been 
overlooked by many in the flight of time, 
but it will not be forgotten by those who 
were then and are now actively interest- 
ed in making the sport of cycling the 
leadmg and the cleanest of all out-door 

The officials at the tournaments have 
always been men of experience and repu- 
tation, and this year is no exception, as 
will be seen by the list we give below: 
Referee, Colonel Charles L. Burdett, 
president L. A. W. : judges, Abbott Bas- 
sett, secretary-treasurer L. A. W. ; H. E. 
Raymond, chairman racing board L. A. 


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W. ; F. P. Prial, editor of Wheel; timers, 
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Leander Hall, treasurer Charter Oak 
Park; starter, T. W. Faby, H. W. C; 
announcar, W. C. Marion, H. W. C; 
grand marshal, William Herrick, Chi- 
cago. Entries are coming in fast, which 
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* -X- * 

Good Macing at Fhiladelphia, 

On Saturday afternoon last the Penn- 
sylvania Bicycle Club ran oif the club 
races which were postponed from the 
big meet of July 33, and a few open 
events were added to make up an after- 
noon's programme. Following are the 

One-mile, Pennsylvania club championship 
Frank Nelms, 1 ; B. P. McDaniel, 2; G. F. Wiese, 3; 
tune, 8:59. 

One-mile, open— H. L. Eeeles, Park Avenue 
Wheelmen, 1; P. Nelms, Pennsylvania, 2; H. C. 
Beebe, Westchester Wheelmen, 3; time, 3:36 1-5. 

One- mile, open, handicap— Mercury Wheelmen 
— M. Meredith, scratch, 1; F. Pace, 20 yds., 2; C. 
Bryant, 19 yds., 3; time, 3:02 3-5. 

Mile, open, handicap— prize, silver cup— H. T. 
Wunder, 40 yds., 1; G. M. Coates, U. of Pa., 
yds., 2; A. A. Gracio, Columbia Cyclers, 45 yds., 3; 
time, 2:30. 

Mile, championship of Mercury A^Tieelmen— M. 
Meredite, 1; G. M. Pace, 2; M. Kridham, 3; time, 

Special macth race, handicap — Henry Mayer, 
Peimsylvania B. C, 200 yds., 1; G. S. BeU, Jr., 
Pennsylvania, B. C, scratch, 2; time, 2:52 3-5. 

Mile, open, scratch, 3:50 class— F. Nelms, 1; V. 
J Kelly, A. C. S. N., 2; J. F. Cope, Norristown B. 
0., 3; time, 2:50 1-5. 

Mile, handicap — F. Nelms, P. B. C, scratch, 1; 
B. P. McDaniel, P. B. C, scratch, 2; G. F. Wiese, 
P. B. C, 50 yds , 3; H. Mayer, P. B. C. 10 yds., 4; 
time, 2:54 4-5. 

Five-mile, handicap— B. F. McDaniel, 1; T. J. S. 

Byrne (2 min, 30 sec.), 2; G. Mershon (2 min.), 3; 

time, 19:04 4-5. 

* * * 

More Victims for Thome. 
The Englewood Y. M. C. A. held its 
annual field day Saturday at Parkside, 
and though no sanction had been grant- 
ed several bicycle races were held, re- 
sulting as follows: 

Half-mile scratch — Charles Himt, 1 ; Harry 
Hodden, 3; time, 1:27. 

One-mile, safety — Harry Hodden, 1 ; Ralph 
Sutherland, 2; time, 3:05. 

Five-mile, scratch — Harrj^ Hodden, 1; Ealph 
Sutherland, 3; time, 17:15. 

* * * 
Maces at Satavia. 

At Batavia N. Y. , Thursday was held 
the first annual tournament given by the 
wheelmen of that place. The weather 
was just glorious and the attendance 
good. Of course there were many mis- 
takes, but every one enjoyed himself 
and the events were run ofl: in good 
shape. The plow boys' race was one 
of the features of the occasion, and the 
winner, who rode a Star ordinary, came 
down the quarter stretch on a regulat 

Zimmerman spurt. The summaries: 

Half-mile, handicap, open— J. W. Linneman, P. 
C. C, 100 yds,, 1; W. Le Messurier, G. B. C, 50 
yds., 2; A. T. Crooks, A. B. C, 30 yds., 3; time, 

One-mile, safety, Batavia riders— W. F. Wood- 
ruff, Z. C, 1; G. H. Terry, 2; E. H. Gamble, 3; 
thne, 2:50 3^, 

Half-mile, boys', opeu— Al Heghes, Rochester, 
1; Joseph Dorntge, Buffalo, 2; Willie Fewman, 
Akron, 3; time, 1:2.. 1 4. 

One-mile, novice — J. W. Linneman, 1; A. 
Schmidt, B. A. C, 2; B. C. Betuer G. C, 8;time, 
2:43 3-5. 

Half-mile, ordinary, open — C. J. ConoUy, R. A. 
C, 1 ; C. E. Husted, L. C. 2; time, 1:35. Only two 

Two-mile, championship, open to Genesee 
County— F. P. McGrady, L. C, 1; George H. 
Terry, B. W., 2; E. F. Ackus, Z. C, 3; time, 
0:22 3-4. 

Three-mile lap race, open— G. A. Banker, Pitts- 
burg, 31 points; C. H. Callahan, P. C. C, 31 points; 
W. Le Messurier, G B C; time, 8:44 1-2. Banker 
won the toss and secured first prize. 

Half-mile, sa'ety, championship Rochester vs. 
Buffalo— C. H. CaUahan, P. C. C, 1; W. Le Mes- 
surier, G. B. v., 2; W. D. Banker, B. A. C, 3; 
time, 1:17 1-2. 

Half-mile, plow boys' race, open to rural 

cyclers — Ernst Bratt, 1; Prank Bratfc, 2; Ed 

Ahl, 3. 

•» -X- * 

Tlte I'ark Aventte's Moad Mace, 

The annual five-mile handicap road 

race of the Park Avenue Wheelmen was 

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The Baltimore Track. 

contested Saturday over the Montgom- 
ery avenue course, twenty men taking 
part. Much disappointment was caused 
by the non-appearance of S. Herbert 
Bilyeu, the only scratch man, owing to 
sickness. Bilyeu made a world's record 
in the same event last year, and as all 
conditions w^ere favorable it was believed 
that he could put it a notch lower. The 
men crossed the tape in the following 
Name. H'd'c'p. Time 

Schissa 3 15 15 36 

Wilbour 215 15 06 

W. Bilyeu 1 15 14 07 

Schwank 1 45 14 40 

Thomas 145 14 49 

Freeman 2 15 07 

GiU 1 15 14 38 

Emery,Jr 3 16 27 

W.J. DevUn 3 16 28 

Oakf ord 2 03 15 49 

Bair 145 15 28 

Hatcher 215 16 03 

Douglas 2 15 16 11 

Kendrick 2 45 16 45 

Bunnell 3 17 24 

L. W. Thompson 315 17 44 

Bishop 2 16 38 

Pierson 4 19 19 

Wright 215 18 29 

Nwrack 315 19 38 

Walter Bilyeu was awarded prize for 
fastest time. Draper and Donnelly at- 
tempted to break the tandem road rec- 
ord, but starting a minute behind scratch 
failed to catch the field in time for 
proper j)acing, and made the distance in 


* * * 

JL Moad Mace at DeJKalh, III. 

The first handicap road road of the 
DeKalb (111.) Cycling Club was held last 
Soturday over a four-mile course, part 
of which was very rough. There were 
seven starters out of sixteen entries. 
George Halloran won, making the course 
in 17 min. George A. Leonard, Ken- 
wood Eoad Club, Chicago, made the best 

time, 16 min. The club is making ar- 
rangements for a tournament in the near 
future, when valuable prizes will be of- 
fered. Although having been in exist- 
ence only two months, it has already a 
membership of thirty six and is still 
growing. Its captain is Charles W. Gar- 
ner, who has done much io increase the 
popularity of the club by his able man- 
agement of runs and tours. 

Woolas Won the Time. 

The Oak Park course from Fortieth 
street west, was the scene of the Min- 
nette club's second ten-mile handicap 
race this season, held Saturday. J. B. 
Woolas, winner of this year's Pullman, 
went from scratch to seventh place, capt- 
uring the time medal in 30:50. A good- 
sized crowd witnessed the contest The 
summary is as follows: 

Name. H'd'c'p. Time. 

Geo. Edmunds 7:00 35:10 

H. S. Smith 7:00 35:30 

Soderstrom 7:00 35:50 

J. J. Mundy 6:90 35:25 

J.E.Hudson., 3:00 33:10 

J.R. Reed 8:00 38:24 

J. B. Woolas Scratch 30:50 

F.B.Whitlock 2:00 33:40 

Geo. W. Cutter 4:30 36:45 

F. S. Crocker 3:00 35:30 

A. Atchison 0:00 38:33 

* * * 
The Western Circuit. 

The tournament managers, H. G. 
Rouse, Peoria; W. C. Paine, Evausville, 
Ind.; H. B. Tileston, Louisville, Ky.; 
Arthur D. Black, Jacksonville, 111. ; Miles 
and Young, Chicago, met at the Palmer 
House to discuss the feasibility of includ- 
ing Chicago in the western circuit this 
year. The circuit as arranged at present 
will take in Peoria Sept. 87; Louisville, 
Sept. 39 and 30; Jacksonville, Oct. 3 and 
4; Evansyille, Oct. 6 and 7. These dates 
must be rearranged if Chicago gives an- 
other tournament, but following so 
closely upon the Chicago Cycling Club's 
meet of this week, it is probable that 

The Baltimore Track. 

Chicago will be left out. The above 
cities offer prizes the value of which is 
as follows: Peoria, $3,500; Jacksonville, 
$3,500; Louisville, $3,500; Evansville, 
$3,500, making a grand total of $11,000 
worth of prizes, such as will attract the 
best racing men in the country. Ar- 
rangements have been made with the 
railroads for trains along the circuit, and 
special inducements are offered for the 
eastern cracks. Zimmerman has de- 
clared to appear at Peoria, and will most 
likely stay for some of the other valuable 

The Ashland Club's Maces. 
The Ashland Cycling Club had four 
handicaps scheduled for last Saturday 
over the Washington boulevard course. 
Owing to the Minnette Club wishing to 
use the road the four-mile race was post- 
poned until Sept. 3, when F. T. Fowler 
and G. L. Walker are matched for a mile 
race, and A. C. Fordham will concede 
F, W. Hall eight yards for a quarter- 
mile race. F. W. Hall, 33 yards, won 
the half-mile, handicap; G. L. Walker, 
33 yards, second; A. L. Hurdle, 38 yards, 
third; A. C. Fordham, scratch, fourth. 
This was against the wind and slow in 

time. The one mile, handicap, was won 
by F, T. Fowler, by an inch, from G. L. 
Walker, with F. W. Hall an inch behind 
all fifcy-five yard men, C A. Patterson, 
scratch, was fourth. 

Von Gould captured the quarter-mile, 
handicap, from the ten yard mark; F. 
W. Hall, eight yai'ds, second; A C. Ford- 
ham, scratch, third, and G. L. Walker, 
eight yards, fourth. 

* * * 

Louisville Getting Meady. 
H. B. Tileston, representing the Louis- 
ville Cycle Club, was in Chicago in the 
interest of its big tournament, to be held 
Thursday and Friday nights, Sept. 39 
and 30. Some one has raised the ques- 
tion as to their track being unsafe, but 
Mr. Tileston declares that it is positively 
safe, being scientifically banked and 
built exclusively for bicycle riding. The 
The value of the prizes, $3,500, is actual, 
including a piano, seven high grade bi- 
cycles, etc. A feature will be the perfect 
way in which the track is lighted by 
electricity. Entries made to W. W. 
Watts, Loui8ville, Ky. 

* * * 

MilwauUee Mace Chat. 

Terry Andrae is looming up again in 
racing cu-cles, and his latest achieve- 
ment is a mile in 2:M. Charhe Price 
recently encircled the National Park 
track in 3:31. 

The Mercui-y Cycling Club seemingly 
labors under the delusion that it is great- 
er than the powers that be. It has a 
duly elected handicapper in the person 
of a club member, William GiUer, who 
officiates on all occasions. 

The much talked of race between Don 
A. Dodge and Gus Simmerling, for a 
prize of the value of $35, to be paid for 
by the loser, has been decided off. 

* * * 

A Moad Mace at Milmauhee. 

The principal event duiing the past 
week in Mfiwaukee was the road race of 
the North Side Cychng Club, which has 
been the talk of that section of the city j 
for months past. The racing board dis^ « 
tinguished itself with honor in providing . 
some twenty-seven pi-izes of real merit. 
As there were only twenty-five entries 
everybody felt repaid for his long, dusty 
ride. The course was from Thiensville 
to Williamsburg, a suburb of iVIilwaukee, 
and covei'ed a distance of eleven and 
three-fourths miles. About 1,000 people 
witnessed the finish. The race was won 
by R. Koros, with a four-minute handi- 
cap; time, 45:08. Hugo Mis vvinkle cai)- 
tured the time medal with two minutes 

The Baltimore Track. 

handicap; time, 43:45. A. C. BiUenbeck, 
the only scratch man in the race, fin- 
ished in fourteenth ijlace, riding the 
course with a deflated tire in 44:48. If 
he had not had the accident he would no 
doubt have won the race and the time; 
prize. The race created no end of ex- 
citement in that section of the city, and 
will add many to the ranks of the North 
Side Cycling Club. It will be hereafter 
a yearly event. 

* * * 

Xeonhardt Won From Scratch. 

On the Lake View course the Calumet 

Cycling Club's five-mUe handicap road 

race was held Sunday morning. A. Leon- 


hardt captured first place and time 
medal, from scratch, in a field of a dozen 
starters. The lad made good time— 14:58 
He expects to go for the five-mile Ameri- 
can road record Saturday, Sept. 3. The 
summary follows: 

Name, H'd'c"p. Time. 

A. L. Leonhardt Scratch 14:58 

H. C.Jacob 0:45 15:44 

W.C.Jacob 1:15 16:15 

W.Limiehal] ]:'5 18:10 

G. L. Hermaim 0:45 16:49 

H. Ambos 1:1.5 17:19 

W, Witt 2:15 18:38 

R. A. Hahn 3:.30 18:47 

C. F. Alsop 2:30 19:03 

C.Curtis 3:45 19:18 

E. Boun 3:00 20:04 

Zimmerman at Buffalo. 

Buffalo, Aug. 23.— Although both 
were competitors in the exposition races 
Saturday, Zimmerman and Taylor did 
not meet; but the latter made a new rec- 
ord for the mile in competition, doing 
2:31 3-5, being three-fifths of a second 
better than Hunger's record. Zimmer- 
man also rode a mile inside Hunger's 
record, doing 3:31 3-5. There were other 
good men here— Hunger, Banker, Hess, 
Campbell, Hyslop, Dorntge and Wheeler. 

People to the number of 15,000 went 
out to the fair on purpose to see these 
fast men, but when they got to the track 
there were no accommodations for them ; 
no seats or grand stand, so they were 
obliged to scatter all along both side.s of 
the track and make the best of the cir- 
cumstances. There they stood, four, 
five and six deep in some places; but 
what could they see? After a while a 
large mass of these people, to the num- 
ber of 5,000, quitted the track in disgust 
and swarmed across the mile track, 
where the horse races were being run, 
preventing all racing at that point for 
the time being. It was intended that 
the bicycle races should be a special fea- 
ture of the day, and that seats of the 
Zeigler pattern should be erected, and 
enough of them, to accommodate all, but 
owing to some mistaken idea there was 
nothing of the kind done and the races 
were nothing, in fact, than a side show. 
Nor were the ofiicials and press in any 
way better cared for, as both were ac- 
commodated on the track, and for this 
reason also it was impossible to time any 
of the fast quarters. 

All the arrangements for this event, 
up to the time of going to the track, 
were perfect, and if the suggestions of 
the cycling association had been carried 
out there would have been any amount 
of enthusiasm and no disappointment. 
As it was, there was an entire lack of all 
that fire and electric touch so character- 
istic of all race meets. How was it pos- 
sible to become excited when they had 
been standing for three or four hours ? 
Yes, and longer, for it was 1:80 p. m. 
when the racing began and 5:45 p. m. 
when the last race was finished, and then 
there were two on the programme which 
were not called. The summaries fol- 

One-mile, safety, novice— First beat— G. W. 
Sugnel, Ramblers B. C.,1 ; G. F. Englehart, Com- 
rades C. C, 3; W. Naab, Wanderers B. C, 3; 
time, 2:48 1-2. 

Second beat— F. A. Foeli, Comrades 0. C, 1; C. 
Hitchcock, Iriquois A. C, 2; F. P. Fetes, Buffalo 
A. C, 3; time, 2:48 1-5, 

Final— Franlc P. Fetes, Buffalo A. C , 1; Wil- 
Uam Naab, Wanderers B. C, 2; C. Hitchcock, Iri- 
qaoisA. C, 3; time, 2:21 2-5. 

One-mile, safety, handicap- First heat— G. F, 
Taylor, M. A. C, scratch, 1 ; E. F. Weining, Ram- 
blers C. C, 150 yards, 2; G. A. Banker, E. A. C, 
30 yards, 3; time, 2:21 2-5. 

Second heat— A. T. Crooks, Buffalo A. C, 70 
yards, 1; W. H. Mulliken, Balthnore C. C, 100 
yards, 2; T. G. Senis, Rochester A. C, 3; time, 

Final— E. F. Wemiug, Ramblers B. C.,1; A. T. 
Crooks, Buffalo A. C, 2; J.W. Linnerman, P C. C, 
3; time, 2:37 1-5. 

Two-mile, tandem— W. F. Biise and mate, Ram- 
bler B. 0., 1 ; C. W. Dorntge and W. Penseyers, 2; 

Zimmerman and Brinker started but broke down 
near the quarter pole; time, 4:59. 

One-mile. 3:10 class— First heat^H. P. Werner. 
P. C. C, 1; J. W. Linnerman, P. C. C, 2; N. Ma- 
der, Comrades C. C, 3; time, 2:40 1-5. 

Second heat— L. A. Callahan, P. C. C„l;Phil 
Beruhard. Iriquois A. C, 2;L. Noeller, A. P. C.W., 
3; time, 2:4 1 2 5. 

Third heat— W G. Schack, Ramblers B. C.,1; 
F. W. Jiilier, B. A. C, 2; H. J. Wittle. B. A. C, 3; 
time, 2:E0. 

Final— L. Noeller. A. P. C. W., 1 ; Phil Bemhard, 
Iriquois A. C, 2; W G. Schack, Ramblers B. C„ 
8; time. 2:.37 1-5. 

Half-mile, closed— C. H, Callahan, P. C. C, 1 ; 
W. H. Banker, B. A. C, 2; A. T.^ Bro&ks, Buffalo 
AC, 3; time, 1:11 1-5. 

One-mile, flying start— First heat^A. A. Zim- 
merman, N. Y. A. C..1; L. D. Munger, Chicago 
C. C, 2; H. C. Wheeler, M. A. C , 3; time, 2:53 2-5. 

Second heat— G. M. AVells, Toronto B. C, 1; W. 
Hyslop, Toronto B. C, 3; C. W. Dorntge, B. A. C, 
3; time, 2:47 3-5. 

Final— A. A. Zimmerman. N. Y. A. C, 1; L. I). 
Munger, Chicago C. C, 2; H. C. Wheeler, M. A. C, 
3; time, 2:21 .3-5. 

One-mile, handicap— A. T. Crooks B. A. C.,1: 
W. P. Buse, Ramblers C. C, 2; J. W. Zimmer- 
man, P. C. C, 3; time, 2:24. 

Half-mile-G. F. Taylor, M. A. C, 1 ; G. A. Bank- 
er. M. A. C, 3; H. C. Wheeler, M. A. C, :i; time, 
1:11 4-5. 

Three-mile, lap, race— A. A. Zimmerman, N. Y. 
A. C, 1: L. D. Munger, Chicago C. C, 2; C. W. 
Dorntge, B. A. C , 3; tune, 8:45. 

der the head of the present exposition 

* * * 

Seiieral Bofliester, N. T., Races. 

Cha,rle.s Grashof last Thursday evening 
won the fifth of a series of Eamblers' 
road races to Charlotte and return, dis- 
tance thirteen miles. The limit man 
started at 6:35 o'clock, and Grashof eight 
minutes and five seconds later. The 
time at the finish foUows; Grashof, 
scratch, 7:33:45; Zimmerman, allowed 
five minutes, 7:38:50; Kelly, allowed two 
minutes and thirty-two seconds, 7:33:33; 
Dukelow, .illowed one minute and forty 
seconds, 7:38:54; Van Houten, allowed 
six minutes and twenty-five seconds, 
7:24:30; Hewett, allowed eight minutes 
and five seconds, 7:31:50. The times of 
the riders were: Grashof, 40 min. 40 sec; 
Zimmerman, 45 min. 43 sec. ; Kelly, 43 
min, 19 sec. ; Hewett, 56 min. 50 sec. 

The first of a series of six road races 
for a high grade wheel took place last 
Friday evening among the members of 
the Genesee club. The course was out 
the Buffalo i-oad six miles and return. 
Going out a strong wind was in the face 

In scoring, Zimmerman was first every lap, 
Munger second and Dorntge third. 

Two-mile, team, race— Buffalo A. C, Dorntge, 
22, Crooks 19, Banker 19. Ramblers— Buse 12, 
Weining 8, Fuhrman 4. 

One-mile, ordinary— W. S. Campbell, M. A.C., 1; 
P. E. Page, M. C. C, Medina, N. Y., 2; G. Hollo- 
way, unattached, 3: time, 2:45 3-5. 

Several men were injured in the half- 
mile race by falling. Just at the quarter 
pole Hunger tried to cut in between a 
competitor and the fence. He collided 
with one of the riders and several of 
them fell. Carl Hess sustained a broken 
wrist and was otherwise injured. Wells 
of Toronto was badly bruised. Insley of 
the Oneida B. C. was cut about the legs. 
Palmer and Hunger were also hurt. 

There was a banquet at the Tift in the 
evening, but for some reason it was not 
a success, the attendance of representa- 
tive men from the difi'erent wheel clubs 
being poor, thei-e being about fifty all 
told. Stories were told by S. G. Whit- 
taker and Dan Canary, and remarks 
were made by D. H. Lewis, Jack Wes- 
ley and some others. To-night, at the 
B. A . C. , the prizes will be distributed, 
and .;.that ends the work of the Buffalo 
Cycling Exposition Association, and if 
they ever attempt any more work under 
similar circumstances it will not be un- 

of the riders; still, ti e time of the scratch 
man, AVilliam Le Hessurier, was very 
fast, he covering the distance in less 
than thirty-eight minutes. George ]\Ic- 
Taggart, with five minutes, ^vas first, C.J. 
Owen second, H. Smith third, Le Hes- 
surier fourth, L. Davis, fifth, Charles 
Penny sixth, G. S. Hontgomery seventh 
and George Hontgomery eighth. 

Tuesday, Aug. 30, the annual field day 
of the Crescent Cycle Club will be held 
on Colonel E. B. Parson's half-mile track 
in Brighton. The racing events uiclude 
a half mile, hancUcap; club champion- 
ship, luck race ; one-mile, handicap; 
slow race; tiiree-mile, lap race; ono- 
mile, consolation. 

* -:f * 
Rain Tnterfered At Detroit. 

Detroit, Hich., Aug. 34. — {Special.)— 
The rain, which sell heavily, spoiled to- 
day's racing, though some events were 
held; the remainder will be run to-mor- 
row. Reaume won the novice race in 
3:48 3-5, and Peterson the Detroit Wheel- 
men's handicap in 2:37 3-5, from 135 
yards. Zimmerman, Hunger, Sanger 
and Johnson, of Cleveland, started in the 
quarter-mile, and Johnson finished first, 
Zimmerman second and Sanger third; 

time, 38 3-5 sec. Zimmerman protested 
the race on the ground of Johnson's 
starting before the word had been given 
and the protest was allowed. Johnson 
refused to ride the race over. 

The two-mile handicap was won by 
Sanger from scratch in 5:10 3-5, Hyslo|), 
160 yaids, second, and Herrick, 125 
yards, third. 

* -X- * 

Herlo Srealis the Two-Mile Record, 

Springfield, Hass., Aug. 34.— (Spe- 
cial)— This afternoon at Hampden Park, 
P. J. Berlo broke Taylor's two-mile rec- 
ord of 4:48 4-5, made here last year, do- 
ing 4:48 3 5. He was paced by HcDuffee, 
Tyler, Nelson, Connolly and Roberts, 
and timed by Bryan, McGaxrett and 
Whipple. The half was made in 1:11; 
mile, 3:31 3-5; mile and a half, 3:36 1-5: 
two miles. 4:48 3-5. There was a slight 
breeze but the sky was clear. The pac- 
ing was exceedingly bad, else better time 
might have been made. 

A. O. HcGarrett. 

The icings County Road, Race. 

The Kings County Wheelmen held 
their annual fifteen-mile handicap road 
race over the Elizabeth-Crawford course, 
N. J., last Saturday. A mere handful 
of spectators te.'^tified that road racing is 
in the wane, notwithstanding the popu- 
larity of the club that gave the event. 
The grst three men finished as follows: 
C. H. Hurphy (scz-atch), first, time 44 
min. ; 30 sec.:U. S. Page (3 1-3 min), 
second, time 44 min. 39 sec; F. Hawley 
(scratch) third, time 46 min. 59 sec. C. 
H. Hurphy rode a good race and rather 
surprised the rest, who looked upon 
Hawley as the possible winner. 

* -» * 

Another JSaltimore Meet — The Trade. 

Baltimore intends, on the 31st of Sep- 
tember, to outdo in all respects the tour- 
nament held on the new track directly 
after the league meet. Every one who 
was fortunate enough to be present on 
that occasion went home with the great- 
est respect for the Baltimore men both 
as race promoters and entertainers. In 
the latter capacity they were previously 
famous, but the city had lacked racing 
facilities. The result of their meeting 
proved, however, that they had used 
every effort to provide a track fit for 
record-breaking performances, for on it 
four tandem records were broken, a fact 
impossible of accomplishment except on 
a well-banked and scientifically-con- 
structed track. 

Attracted by the success of the last 
meet, nearly all of the best eastern men, 
at least, will be in attendance. The 
prize list is not yet complete, but the 
management assures us it will be a fine 
one and worthy the efforts of the best 

The Baltimore track is a quarter-mile 
in circumference, admirably drained and 
banked and as well kept. No fault 
whatever could be found with its con- 
dition in July. We present a number of 
views, which will give a fair idea of its 

* * * 

The Oolumhua Tournament. 
The Columbus Cycling Club tourna- 
ment to be held on Labor day will un- 
doubtedly be the largest and most inter- 
esting meeting ever held in this part of 
the country. The efforts of those who 
have w^orked so hard to make it so have 
been crowned w-ith success, and every- 
thing is smooth sailing now. The track 
is in excellent condition and there is no 
reason why the one-mile record in com- 
petition should not be broken. It is 
banked seven feet at the ends, and the 
home stretch is wide enough for twenty- 
five starters. The large number and 
valuable prizes will unquestionably at- 


SOME of our friends have suggested that our 
Pneumatic Tires ought to have a brand to dis- 
tinguish tliem from others. We have long de- 
sired a coat of arms, or something which would 
prove to the world that we were bigger than most 
anybody else. After some considerable night 
thought we have evolved the accompanying de- 
sign and offer it for approval. 

We also add to list of work and records juade 
on Morgan & Wright Pneumatic Tires. 

/I Fair Field, No Favor, 

And May the Best Man Win ! 

The work performed on the MORGAN & WRIGHT Pneumatic Tire proves that it 
has adequate durabiHty and speed. We add this week the record made in Milwaukee- 
Waukesha race, and others, and shall be glad to add to the list when our friends see fit to 
favor us. 

We beg leave to offer the following records. The list is incomplete and may contain some errors, 
correct and add to the list, if our friends will kindly send us the proper data: 

We shall be happy to 







J. B. Woolas 

Pullman Road Race 


15 miles 

53 40 

Bert Harding 

De Soto course 


45 miles 

3 hrs. 29 min. 

Breaking Record 29 min. 

L. D. Mxmger 

Springfield, 111 


1-2 mile competit'n 

1 05 1-5 

World's Record at the time. 

L. D. Hunger 



1 do do 

2 22 

'■ " now. 

George K. Barrett 



1-4 do do 


" " equalled. 

George K. Barrett 


5 do do 

13 19 

" " 

W. C. Bands 

Poorman Race 


18 do 

51 03 

Time Prize. 

F. E. Spooner 

Twenty-four hour ride 


375 do 

24 hrs. 

American Record. 

L, D. Munger ) p p p I 1 
G.K. Barrett V ^; J- j^--^ 2 
J. W. Thorne j '^®*™ ( 3 

Team race in New York 

( Imperial 1 
< Humber V 
( Humber ) 

2 do 

Beating Manhattans and 
Kings County. 

C. D. Cutting 

Elgin Races 


Won every race. 

Eoy Keator 

Chicago to Waukegan 


Broke Record 

Rode Racing Tires. 

Roy Keator 

Sprin field, 111 


Mile Handicap. 

2 24, from 70 yds. 

L. D. Hunger ) p p p ( 1 
G.K. Barrett^*!-^- "--^ 2 
J. W. Thorne ( ^^^"^ \ 3 

SpringQeld, 111 

2 miles 

5 31 4-5 

John Johnson. 

Winona. Hian 

Freeport Eliptic 

1, 2 ard 5 miles 

2 36j; 5 22: 14 37} 

All State Records. 

Bert Harding 

Forest P'k R'd Race, St. Louis 


1 hr. 40 seconds 

Broke Record 4 min. 8 sec. 

J. W. Cox 

1 Missouri Division League ) 

Holbein, Swift 

1-2 mile cham. 

I Out of 11 events at Mo. 

Bert Har. ling 

\ meet at Springfield, Ho , V 

Imperial « 

1 do do 

\ div. meet, Springfi'd July 

C. R. Kindervatter 

( July 4th. \ 


2 do do 

1 4, 9 won on H & W. Tires 

Fred Nessel 

f 1 


4H min. 11 sec. 

M. & W. Racing Tirest 

Emil Vlbrecht 

J Waukesha to Hilwaukee, 1 


16i miles 

49 do 22 do 

do do do 

tjTohn tTohnson 

1 Road Race ( 


49 do 22 do 

M. & W. Road Tires 

G. A. Thome 

I J 


49 do 51 do 

H. & W. Racing Tires 

F. E. Spooner 

Elgin- Aurora Course 


100 miles 



do do do 


100 do 

< M. & W. Racing Tires % 

A. D. T. Simmons 

do do do 

James Racer 

100 do 


J. B. Woolas 

Minnette Club Race 

Greyhound, '92 

10 do 

30 35 

Heavy Roads, 1st p. & t'e. 

J. Reitzner 

Waukesha Road Race 

James, 38 lb racer 

16 1-2 miles 

2d Place 

Racing Tires. 

T. W. Smith 


James Racer 

100 miles 

do do 

R. Dale 

do do 

B. & A. Racer 

100 do 

do do 

C. D. Cutting 

do do 


100 do 

J 7 hr. 

j 6:24 Riding Time 

do do 

E. C. Carruth 

Crookston, Minn. 

) "No name." 
"1 Svensgaard 

1 do 

3 hrs. 

Rough, soft track, wind 
blowing a gale; won 3 races 

*Austin Banks 
Elmer Anderson 
C F. Hart 
Jos. Hino 

Capital Club Run, 


This trip attempted several 
times before but never ac- 

Denver to 


150 miles 

22 hours 

complished, as wheels al- 
ways broke down. Not a 

Ed. Smith 
0. E. Boles 

1 Colorado Springs 


wheel or tire broke on this 

Walter Banks 


tBest time by 5 min. 9 sec. ever made over this course. 

tit is a hard test to drive Racing Tires over such a course. Spooner says, road worst he ever saw it. 

* first fifty-two miles has elevation of 2,000 feet. Rained for two days previous to trip. Twenty miles through cold rain and hail storm. 


331-339 West Lake Street, 





tract the fastest men in the country. 
Ah-eady we have entries from some of 
the fastest — Berlo and Carl Hess, of the 
Manhattan Athletic Club; Arthur Lums- 
den and Ballard, of Chicago; Sanger and 
Wegner of Milwaukee; Christ of Tona- 
wanda, N. Y., and several race teams, 
besides individuals from many of the 
minor cities. There will be excursion 
rates on all roads, and the Columbus 
boys assure a royal welcome to all the 
visitors, and wheelmen especially. 


* * * 

The Penn Wheelmen's Programme. 
The thii-d annual tournament of the 
Penn Wheelmen, Eeading, Pa., will be 
given Thursday, Sept. 27, with the fol- 
lowing list of events: Ten-mile road 
race, handicap; one-mile, novice; half- 
mile, open; One-mile, 3:10 class; one- 
mile, championship of Eeading; one- 
mile, handicap; one-naile, 2:40 class; 
quarter-mile, open; one-mile, ordinary, 
handicap; one-mile, open; one-mile tan- 
dem, handicap; one-mile, championship 
Penn Wheelmen. Handsome prizes are 
promised and abundant entertainment 
for racing men and other visiting wheel- 

* * * 

Some Future Race Meets, 

The Bethleham (Pa.) Y. M. C. A. holds 
a ten-mile road race to-morrow. 

The Fort Smith (Ark.) Wheelmen in- 
tend giving a tournament this fall. 

The Columbia Athletic Club of Fargo, 
N. D. , gives a mile cycle race in connec- 
tion with its Labor dav programme. 

The Buckeye Cyclei-s of Springfield, O. , 
will hold a race meet at the fair Sept. 16. 
About one dozen prizes will be offered, 
one for the championship of Clark 

Owing to the lateness of the season the 
road race wliich was to have been given 
by Studley & Barclay Sept. 5 has been 
postponed. It will probably be given in 
the spring. , 

The Mobile Athletic Association has 
decided to hold another series of bicycle 
races on Sept. 9. There will be three 
championsliips, half, one and two miles, 
and several open and handicap events. 

Three bicycle races, one a half-mile, 
another a quarter-mile and the third a 
mile, will be an interesting feature of 
the Labor day picnic at Baldwin Park, 
Quincy, 111. , Sept. 5, Three gold medals 
will be given as first prizes. 

The Rockville (Conn.) Wheel Club wfil 
give a meet at Hyde Park, Mass., Sept. 
30. A guarantee fund has been raised of 
a size sufficient to secure prizes of value 
and well worth comijeting for. Various 
committees have been appointed and are 
hard at work. 

The St. Johns (Mich.) Wheelmen will 
have a race meet Sept. 8. The prizes 
offered are A^ery fine, and they have as- 
surances that some of the fastest men in 
the state will be present. The wheelmen 
at St. Johns have a quarter-mile ti-ack, 
and it is in excellent condition. 

The Keystone Cycle Club of Pittsburg 
has decided to hold its open road race on 
Sept. 24, leaving the arrangemen ts in the 
hands of the same committee that man- 
aged the fifteen-mile race. It was also 
decided to hold a hill-climbing contest 
after the road race, and special prizes 
will be provided for the winners. 

The fifth annual race meet of the Man- 
hattan Bicycle Club will be held Sept. 5, 
at which the following races will be con- 
tested: One-mile, handicap; two-mile, 
handicap; five-mile, handicap, and a one- 
mile, handicap, for novices. Entry fee, 
fifty cents for each event. Prizes will 
consist of gold and silver medals, lamijs, 
cyclometej"s, etc. Due notice will be 

given of the time and place of holding 
the races. Entries close Aug. 29. 
* * * 

Mace Chat. 

Creorge K. Barrett is at home sick 

Fred Nessel races at Cleveland Aug. 
26 and 27, and Columbus Sept. 5. 

Jaj L. Price, of Springgeld, 111., has 
announced his intention of giving ujd 
racing entirely. 

The Kewanee (111.) Fair Association has 
made arrangements for several bicycle 
races, to be run on Sept. 16 and 17. 
These wiU be open to wheelmen of that 
district only. 

The Cumberland Fair and Racing As- 
sociation, of Nashville, Tenn. , has com- 
bined with the Capital Citj^ club to hold 
a faU tournament at Cumberland Park 
Oct. 26 and 27. 

Local wheelmen want a century race 
over the Elgin- Aurora course, and this 
may be made the annual race of the 
Century Road Club, in place of the fifty- 
mile, as last year. 

The tie between Johnson and Ulbricht 
for the second time medal in the Wau- 
kesha road race has been decided, the 
former winning the choice when a coin 
was tossed at Parkside Sunday. 

Peoria offers a .$900 upright piano in 
the mile open. Zimmerman has carried 
three pianos away from Peoria and is 
coming west for this one. The prize list 
for the one day at Peoria amounts to 

The first annual cycle tournament, 
under the auspices of the Louisville 
League Wheelmen, will be given at the 
Auditorium bicycle track Sept. 5. A 
fine programme of ten events has been 

Next week Saturday both A. Leon- 
hardt, captain of the Calumet Club, and 
T. S. Morrison of the Lincoln Club, will 
go for the five-mile road recor.i. A race, 
both men to be allowed pace makers, 
would be interesting. 

Woolas seems to be in hot water. Still- 
well beat him in the McConnell race of 
the Lake View club, and Woolas says he 
let him do it. To back up this assertion 
he offers to ride him a race for any dis- 
tance, at any time, for any amount. 

The Columbia Wheelmen will make 
the five fastest riders in their road race, 
Sept. 11, the '93 racing team, giving them 
a trainer and expenses. The race has an 
extraordinary entrv list of 125 members, 
second only to the Pullman in the west. 

The Crescent Cycle Club, of Birming- 
ham, Conn., holds its first annual tour- 
nament at the Derby Driving Park, 
Sept. 2. Entries close Aug. 26, with A. 
S. Daggett. A programme of eight 
events is announced, with $1,084 in 

W. W. Taxis was in New York Friday 
last visiting A. B. Rich. To a Referee 
man Taxis said that he would attend to 
his home meet on Aug. 27. If Zimmer- 
man had not decided to go to Cleveland 
it is quite probable that Rich, and pos- 
sibly Taxis, would have gone there. 

Rochester, Minn., is to have bicycle 
races in connection with the county fair. 
The business men of the city have ' con- 
tributed the prizes. The programme is: 
]\Iile, novice; two-mile, handicap; mile, 
championship of Minnesota; mile, 
scratch. A. J. Coon has charge of the 

The following letter was received from 
Madison, Wis.: "We would hke to cor- 
rect the report of the twelve-mile Sun 
Prairie-Madison road race in your last 
issue. The race was won in 40:20 by 
George Oakey, one minute handicap. 
Harry Hall won the time prize, from 


Hartford Wheel ClubTournafflent 

SEPT. 5 (Labor Day) and 6 

Charter Oak Park 




All The Fast Men Will Participate. 

Excursion Rates on all Railroads. 

For Entry Blanks and Full Particulars apply to 


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Hampton Park, Springfield, Mass., U. S. A. 

^S?i^^2^^\Sept 14 and 15. 


" Fastest track in the world."— A. A. Zimmerman. 

" So fast that I have difficulty in gauging myself."' — W. W. Windle, 

1I^=EXCURSI0N EATES on all Railroads. For Entry Blanks Address 

r>. J. CANAI^Y, Chairman Racing Com. 





Sept. 5th and 6th. 


One-mile, Novice 

Half-mile, Handicap, open. . . 

One-mile, 2:40 Class 

Quarter-mile. Open 

Two-miles, Ordinary Handicap 
One-mile, Indiana Record . . 

. . Indiana Riders. 
One-mile, Old men over 40 yrs. 

One-mile, Open 

Half-mile, 1:10 Class 

Five-miles, Handicap, Open. . 

Valuable Prize List, comprising 10 High-grade 

Fastest Mile Track, in the West. Address 




One-mile, Zig-Zag, Handicap. 
One-mile, Ordinary, Open. . . 

Half-mile, Open 

One-mile, 3:00 Class 

One-mile, 2:35 Class 

Two-miles, Handicap, Open. . 
Half-mile, Juvenile, under 14. 
One-mile, Handicap, Open. . . 
Three-miles, Lap 

Pneumatics, Watches, Diamonds, Medals, etc. 

A. C. NEWBY, Secy, 

144 E. NEW YORK ST. 



TO THE Sixth Annual Raee Meet, Labor Day, Sept. 5 

Syracuse Cycling Club.. -"^'°' ^'^'' ^'"'"" " " 


What the Cracks Say: "Splendid treat- 
ment."— W. F. Murphy. "The boss race city." 
Ueo. Bankbk. "White people."— L. D. Munger. 
Commencing at 8:30 p. m. Twenty short and exciting races. New York State's fastest riders 
,.500 in valuable prizes. Special handicap event for Syracuse racers. Excursion rates on all rail- 
roads. Entries close August d9, with U. M. SCHEJLL, 2'i'i East Onondaga St., Syracuse, 
JV. I^. Entrj' fees, 50 cents for each event. 

"Perfect" Pocket Oiler.— 
Best and neatest oil can in the 
world. Throws only a small 
quantity of oil at a stroke; no 
leakage; handsomely nickel- 
1 lated For sile e-seryw here Price, 50 cts each. 

' Perfect" Pocket Oilei Holder —Best and most convenient device for carry- 
ms an oil can on a bicycle Thoioughlj adjustable and easily attached to any 
pdit of the iiiachii e, no ratlhng h nd^omely nickel-plated. For sale every- 
nhiie PiKe -25 ( ts each 'Peifect" Pneumatic Pump Holder.— Best arid 
uios Liiiucnient deMce for cairjmg a pneumatic pump on a bicycle. TJior- 
ouglilj adjustable and easily attached to any part of the machine; no rattling, 
handsomely nickel iJldted Foi sale eveiyw here Pi ice, 35c each. Ccshman & Denison, 

172 9thave., N. y 






From C. A. Coleman, Kearney, Neb. July 19, 1892. 

Gentlemen:— I have just received a Worth, and have tried it, aud I find it 
one of the easiest riding and finest wheels that I have ever seen. You have the 
right thing in the right place. 

From F. Huffman, President Winona Bicycle Company. July 25, 1892. 

Gentlemen:— Although I have other wheels in stock, I will say that I would 

far rather walk than to ride any other wheel but mv Worth, which is certainly the 

most perfect wheel made. I do not say this with the experience of only a few 

wheels, as I have ridden almost every wheel made, and I am in a position to judge. 

would not part with my Worth for its weight in gold if I could not get another. 





Office and Factory, 250-260 Jackson Boulevard, S. E. Cor, Sangamon Street, CHICAGO. 


f/ ratch, in 40:11. The race last year 
w ns won by H. Bodenstiuej and the time 
i.rizH by HaiTy Hall in 44:08. Twelve 
men beat the last year's time. The road 
\\ as very dusty and fnll.y three minutes 
slow. ' D. D. Warner & Co. 

Auent the Solid City wheelilieti'a tour- 
nament at Fort Scott, Kas , Oct. 6, 
Henry E. Harris, secretary, says that if 
lie gets enough entries from Chicago and 
elsewhere to guarantee an invitation 
race he will have a five-mile handicap 
added to the programme, and put up 
valuable prizes 

The Waverly (111.) Wheelmen held a 
race meet Aug. 31, the programme of 
which follows, Mile, novice; half-m le, 
open; half-mile, club; mile, handicap, 
open; boys' race; two-mile, handicap, 
open; mile, club, handicap; three-mile, 
handicap, open; half-mile, ordinary; 
five-mile, handicap, open. 

The final heat of the exposition tour- 
nament will be run off at the race meet 
of the Milwaukee Wlieelra^n at National 
Park, Saturday, Sept. 10 The follow- 
ing events will also take xjlace: Mile, 

was reached on the return trip at 10:80 
p. m. The actual riding time was 10 
hrs. and 17 min., while the total time 
out of eighteen hours was largely caused 
by a series of accidents to the pneu- 
matics. The road was only fair. This 
breaks the old record of 20 hrs. total time 
and 16 hrs. riding time, made in '85 by 
Hildebrande and Klipstefn on solid tired 

There is a scarcity of news here in the 
racing line, though all the boys are start 
iug in for hard work to get ready for the 
western circuit. St. Louis will be well 
represented at Peoria, Jacksonville and 

The South Side Bicycle Club is now in 
its new quarters and is ready to receive 
visitors. The club is having a very de- 
cided boom at present, and it certainly 
deserves it. 

Hie Wayne Counties' Century Miin. 

Richmond, lad., Aug. 20.— Tlie cen- 
tury run of the Wayne County Wheel- 
men on Thursday had fifteen starters: O. 
E. McMeans, F. J. Parish, F. M. White- 
sell, B, A Dickinson, A. E. Morel, E. A 


T7ie Crvounds and Surrotindlnus to Coat 
Over $100,000. 

Since the days of the Revolution, when 
the British officers raced their imported 
thoroughbreds over the level plains of 
Hempstead. Long Island has been famous 
as a producer and a developer of speed, 
not only in horses, but in men also. The 
very air seems to be full of speed. Who 
has not heard of the trotting tracks of 
ante-bellum days, called the Union 
course and the Fashion course, and the 
trotters who reigned supreme there: and 
its running tracks of to day at Sheeps- 
head Bay, Coney Island and Gravesend ? 
Long Island's boxers, walkers and sprint- 
ers are famous the world over. Those 
famous road scorchers, the King's Countv 
Wheelmen, the hon ton Brooklyns, tlie 
sedate Long Islands, the Bedfords, the 
Ramblers, the Montauks, the Amity, and 
full thirty more well-known cycle clubs 
hail from Long Island. Brooklyn, the 
fourth city in the Union, has nearly ten 
thousand wheelmen and about five 
thousand road horae drivers who daily 

lore, besides the usual rooms for social 
and recreative purposes. It is aimed to 
make the track second to no half-mile 
track in the country. The board of di- 
rectors will aim to admit no one to mem- 
bership in this club who would not be 
elegible to membership in any social or- 
ganization in the city. The officers are : 
Henry T. Boody, president; Edward 
O'Flyn, vice-president; Benjamin Shreve, 
treasurer; Van Mater Still well, secre- 


The tracks and grounds are almo-t 
finished, and the formal opening will be 
held in September. The point of interest 
that the Referee and all wheelmen have 
in this matter is that the King's County 
Wheelmen will not have to go to New 
York city to find suitable grounds on 
which to hold their meets, and that it is 
possible that the King's County Wheel- 
men will hold a fall meet there. It also 
places Brooklyn in line for one of the 
league meets. Nearly three million peo- 
ple live within a radius of ten miles of 
this track, and as it is so easy of access 
by foot, wagon, rail or wheel, a cycle 



Bnvnijg Clul? ot^rDo^;^5= 


foi- Milwaukee wheelmen only; two- 
mile, handicap; half-mile, scratch; boys' 
race; mile, three-minute class; five-mile, 
handicap; mile, 3:40 class; ten-mile, 

The committee having in charge the 
liicycle races at the Minnesota state fair 
announce that a large number of entries 
will be made in the several events on 
the card, and that the races will no 
doubt be hotly contested. The pro- 
gramme contains five races, and will be 
preceded by a parade of all the wheels 
.ti:aily decorated, tlie association haying 
offered prizes for the most artistically 
decked wheels. Collie Bell, of the St. 
Paul club, has been chosen master of 
ceremonies, and all entries shoxild be 
sent to him. 

Jones, W. S. Foster, Howard Powell and 
John Waldron, of New Castle; Will 
Scherman, E. K. McCoy, Bob Conley, 
John Wilson, J. L. Townsend, C. F. 
Wright. All came through but Wilson, 
who punctured his tire beyond repair. 
Jones is only thirteen years old and 
came through as well as some of the 
older riders. Kodak pictures were taken 
of all things of any interest and of each 
rider, of which souvenirs will be made. 

Tfvom St. Louis. 
St. Louis, Aug. 23.— Carl Ellers and 
Ed Grath, of the Pastime Athletic Club, 
succeeded in making the round trip yes- 
terday between St. Louis and Washing- 
ton, a total distance of 118 mile.s. The 
start was made at 4:30 a. m. St, Louis 

Buffalo Itiders JUaJee Centuries. 

Buffalo, Aug. 33. — Yesterday was an 
ideal day for wheeling and the chief 
centurions took advantage of it, there 
being five centuries made yesterday. 
Frank Klipfel comj)leted his foiu-teenth 
100-mile run in 10 hrs. 5 min. total time. 
He was accompanied by his brother. 
F. A. Force, of the Press C. C, made his 
tenth century, and F. F. Rich, with Har- 
ry Timming, also made one over the 
same course as all the others, the Buffa- 
lo-Dunkirk route. Rich and Timmins 
made then* run in 11 hrs. 40 min. total 
time. Willie Dunn. 

used Bedford avenue, the Eastern boule- 
vard, Prospect Park and the famous five 
and a half-mile Coney Island boulevard, 
or, more properly speaking, Ocean park- 
way, as their outing ground. 


Midway between Brooklyn and Coney 
Island, on Ocean parkway, about three 
nriles from gate four of Prospect Park, 
lies the subject of our illustration, the 
half-mile track and grounds of the Park- 
way Driving Club of Brooklyn, The 
sum of 1100,000 was expended to pay for 
the land, construct the buildings, layout 
the track and generally fit up the prem- 
ises ready for use and occupation. The 
membership is limited to 300, initiation 
fee $150 and annual dues $30, The con- 
stitution, by-laws and rules of manage- 
ment of the property are similar to the 
laws adopted and in use by the Driving 
Club of New York. The club house is 
designed to provide accommodation for 
members on race days, and contain club 
parlors, separate and exclusive accom- 
modation for ladies, a library on horse 

meet, with racing cracks as an attrac- 
tion, would be sure to draw a big crowd, 
boom cycling in the metropolitan district, 
prove a blessing financially to the local 
clubs, and go a long way toward build- 
ing the new cycle club houses projected. 
The track has been built under the direc- 
tion of an engineer who will shortly turn 
it over to the club complete. Ten inches 
of coarse sand laid on rocks and broken 
bricks set, is the foundation; then two 
feet of loam and sand mixed with a little 
lime for cementing purposes. The cor- 
ners are raised six feet on the turns, 
which are of regulation trotting-traok 
width. It is quite possible that cycle 
race meets will be given there every 
Saturday afternoon when not in use by 
the horsemen, and W. F. Murphy will, 
it is said, handle the principal part of the 

The Cazenovia members of the Cen- 
tury Cycling Club, of Cyracuse, gave a 
clam bake to the other members of the 
club at Listman's Grove on Cazenovia 
Lake last Thursday, 




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The "TOWNEND" MODEL M. (1892 Pattern) 

The James' Safety. 

The "JAMES" are Scoring Everywhere. 

E. E. Mocket, of Lincoln, Nebraska, won the mile and two-mile State Championship, on July 3, cover- 
ing the last quarter of mile (in the two-mile race) in 34 seconds. Mocket rode a "James" Eoad Racer. 


At the Parkside races June 18, H. A. 'iithens on a 24. lb. James and George A, Thorne on 
H f 7 lb. James won first and second places, respectively (from scratch and 60 yards), in the 10 
Mi'e Flandicap event. Githens finished a lap ahead of everybody. 

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WHEELS — 29 in. front, 28 in. back, with Warwick hollow rims, with tangent or 

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FRAME— Finest Weldless steel tube and steel forgings. andjustable seat pillar and 

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BEARINGS — Adjustable balls to both wheels, crank axle, ball head and pedals. -, 
FINISH— Enameled black, with handle bar, seat pillar, cranks, pedals and nuts Gentlemen : 

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The New BBCkingham & Adams 
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Coventrv A^orks, Birmingliarti, England. 

T'JE JAMES CYCLE IMPORTING CO. control the sale of the B. 
A. wheels in all territory West of the Ohio River. General 
Office, Room B, 113 Adams Street. 


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Chillington Villa, Peuge Road, 

S. Norwood. 

Same IVTodel and Specifications as Above. 
TRACK RACER, weight 26 lbs., - - - $160.00 

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Having tried your new safety fitted with cushion tyres, I have much pleas- 
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ridden, and, in fact, perfect in every detail. 

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A Few Grood Agents ^Wanted. 



The Gendron Quartette— y^ew Yovlt. 

The Gendron Iron Wheel Company 
lias been fortunate in the selection of 
employees; and this rule holds good with 
its New York house, the interests of 
which are safe in the hands of the three 
energetic young men, Getz, Quinlan and 
Schwalbach. Mr, Getz, the cashier, 
w^ent to New^ York about three years ago 
to take charge of the house there. Mr. 
Quinlan, who is well known on the road, 
track, and in New York in particular, is 
a five-year old employee of the Toledo 
firm, and is a j'oung man pretty well ac- 
quainted with men and things, and don't 
go far wrong in deals wdth his employ- 
ers' goods. Alex. Schwalbach is a well- 
known cycling fig-ure in New York and 
Brooklyn, and is an old-timer wath noth- 
ing of the Dutchman in his make up, al- 
though the name smacks of the father- 
land. Schwalbach was w^ith McKee & 
Harrington years ago, and urged that 
firm not to sell the Callemert patents to 
the Pope Manufacturing Companj^, which 
it did for |300, and lost a fortune. 
All three of the Gendron hustlers pull 
together and are doing great work east 
for the Gendron people. The j)ictures 
are faithful ones. 

The Diinlop Fneiimatic Patents. 

From an English paper we learn that: 
" Sir Edward Clarke, the solicitor-gene- 
ral, sat for the last time yesterday under 
the present government to hear an ap- 
peal against an amendment of this 
patent, which had been granted by the 
comptroller. The appeal was made by a 
combination of no less than eight makers 
of other pneumatic tires, who were rep- 
resented by perhaps the strongest array 
of counsel ever brought together in a 
case of this nature, and the arguments 
of the opposing counsel occupied con- 
siderable time in hearing. At the conclu- 
sion of the arguments the solicitor-gen- 
eral said he would not trouble counsel 
for the Pneumatic Tire Company to 
reply, and proceeded to deliver his de- 
cision, upholding entirely the amend- 
ment granted by the comptroller, adding 
that if the comptroller had not allowed 
the amendment he (the solicitor-general) 
would have been obliged to do so upon 
an appeal. Costs were awarded to the 
Pneumatic Tire Company." 

Iieather JPnetimatics. 

George Latulip of Syracuse has in 
vented a leather pneumatic bicycle tire. 
He has for a number of years been em- 
ployed in the raw hide business, and 
conceived the ieea of making a bicycle 
tire of thi s article. The invention con- 
sists of the use of raw hides between the 
inner and outer tubes. The tire will be 
seamless and be 1-16 of an inch in thick- 
ness. A machine equipped with these 
tires will weigh less than a pound more 
than if the original tire was used. It is 
claimed that it cannot be punctured. 

J- Cycle Dealers' Soavfl of Trade. 

A Now York law firm, at the head of 
which is Isaac B. Potter, has sent out the 
prospectus of a cycle dealers' board of 
trade, and since that time the proposed 
by-laws have been printed. It is pro- 
posed to issue 350 shares at $10 each, 
charge |50 for initiation fee and |75 for 

annu il dues, while a competent manager 
will have charge of the affair. Trustees 
will be selected from all sections, but the 
main office will be in New York. Manu- 
facturers and dealers generally, it is 
said, are heartily in accord with the pro- 
posed board. 

A.uctloning off Wheels. 

At Pomeroy & Son's, 82 Eandolph 
street, a sale of bicycles took place on 
Wednesday of this w^eek. Eover special 
'92 pattern, cushion- tired machines sold 
for from |43 to $-58; ladies' pneumatic 
Eovers, '92 pattern, for $65 to $85. 
About a hundred machines w-ere sold at 
these prices. The Humber-Rover com- 
pany's agent w-as there and bid in any 
machine that he thought was going too 
cheap. The sale will be continued Satur- 
day of this week. 

JPeoria Trade. 

Fred Patee, who has been on the i~ick 
list for some time, is now on duty again. 
He left Saturday on a trip through the 
northwest. This will be his last trip this 
season, and on his return he will spend 
the remainder of the summer at home 
with his family. 

Kirk wood, Miller & Company have 
jvist received word that Basil Riley, the 

patents, reported especially for the Ref- 
EKEE by W. E. Aughinbaugh, patent 
attorney, Washington, D. C. : 

480,700, seat attachment for bicycles; Maurice 
E. Blood, Kalawazoo, Mich., assignor to the Kala- 
mazoo C'3'cle Company, same jdace; filed Nov. 2, 
2, 1891 ; serial Xo. 410,568. 

1S0,S3S, spvmg for bicycle saddles; Henry Berg- 
fels, Newark, N. .1.; filed April 38, 189S; serial No. 

480,844, bicycle; George F. Hail, Newark, N. J., 
assignor to the Sohrade & Hall Novelty Manufac- 
turing Company, of West Virginia; filed Dec. 4, 
1891; serial No. 413,978. 

481,03S, bicycle tire; Arthur E. Kupfer and Her- 
man C. Kupfer, Providence, R, I. ; filed March 8, 
189-3; serial No. 42o,198. 

481,0.53, velocipede; Robert S.Owens, Washing- 
ton, D, C; filed Feb. 3. \f^'.)2: serial No. 420A0o. 

481,070, vek)eipede; 3Iarl]ia E. HlocLmi, Mead- 
ville, Pa.; filed Feb. 27, 1992; serial No. i2;j,0(;8. 

481.118, velocipede; Michael J. O'Donnell, Chi- 
ago, 111.; assignor of three-fourths to George G- 
Brandenburg and George R. Walker, same place; 
filed T)ec, 1, If 91 ; serial No. 413,093. 

Foreign Trade Notes. 

This year's Stanley show will be held 
from Nov. 18 to 28. 

Manager R. L, Philpot, of the New 
Howe Company, has been advised by his 
physicians to take a much needed rest, 
and has gone to Switzerland, 

The Centaur Cycle Company of Cov- 
entry is now a limited company with a 
$350,000 capital stock. The manage- 
ment remains the same as heretofore. 

In May, June and July, the Cyclist 
says, exports to the United States from 
the Birmingham district (which includes 
Coventry) amounted in value to $890,- 
772. Of this no less than $333,741 (or 

managing director of Bonnick & Com- 
pany, Coventry, Eug., will sail for 
America Septtember 1 with a full line of 
sample Telephone cycles for 1893. The 
Telephone has given very good satisfac- 
tion, and Kirk wood, Miller & Company 
will place a large order with Mr. Riley. 

H. G. Rouse was in Chicago last week 
on business. As the season draws to a 
close before many months, Mr. Rouse is 
looking around for a line of wheels for 
1893. Of course R. H. & Company will 
handle about the same line of wheels 
next year as they did this, but their trade 
is increasing so fast that they can take 
up another line and handle it very 

Kingman & Company have had a good 
season on Centaurs and Clippers. The 
K. O. S. has also been giving good satis- 
faction. Mr. Simmons, who has been 
with this house for some time, looks 
after the bicycle department. A repre- 
sentative of this company is now in 
England buying wheels for next season's 

Luthy & Company are now retailing 
bicycles. When they first opened their 
bicycling department they only did a 
jobbing business, but the large demand 
for bicycles in Peoria prompted the 
house to retail them. They have had a 
very good season and expect to be 
strictly "in it" next year. Laurel. 

Hecent Patents (granted. 
The following is a list of recent bicycle 

considerably over one-thiro) represented 
cycles and cycle materials. No other 
single industry reached $100,000, the 
nearest approach being "fancy goods 
and jewelry" with $72,883. Regarded 
comparatively, the figures are truly as- 

It is rather early at present to talk of 
next season's patterns, but a word or two 
may be permitted. We don't expect 
any radical alteration of fashion in the 
rear drivv^r from the present long-based 
open diamond. Back bottom stays will 
be strengthened, and the Humber pat- 
tern bottom bracket will come into more 
general use, as will Carter's gear case or 
similar chain protector. Ball socket 
steering will in many instances be slight- 
ly reduced in length, as it causes a too 
high built frame for many riders at pres- 
ent. We don't look for any great altera- 
tion in weight, save in racers, which 
next season will probably be cut a pound 
or so on standard patterns, principally 
by cutting down lugs and other solid 
parts; and in specially built machines 
the possibilities of aluminum open up a 
very speculative field. The only point 
which will puzzle makers between now 
and the Stanley show is the very vital 
one of tires. This question, in makers' 
opinion, is very far from being settled, 
and consequently frames only will be 
built during the dead season in anticipa- 
tion of next season's trade. The front 
driver will probably take another twelve 
months to materiahze into a popular 

fancy, so that in the interim we may 
expect a spatter of gears applicable to 
this type, out of which some further 
good may be expecli:d.—Scottisli Cyclist. 

Chicago Trade J'ottings 

The Spooner-Peierson Company has 
received a hundred Bell Rock Scorcher 
lamps, w^eighing fifteen ounces each. 

The Quadrant Cycle Company has §.n- 
other shipment of Scorchers on the way 
There is a demand for this popular 

BKss and Ballard now ride Columbia 
Relays. Bode rides the new Swift racer, 
and Merrill is mounted on an ^olus 
racing wheels. 

The Stokes company sold last week a 
bill of a thousand medium grade wheels 
to a Chicago firm about to embark in 
the cycle business. 

A. J. Street, while on a business trip 
for the Taylor Cycle Company, was 
taken sick with the fever down in Texas, 
w^here he now lies. 

Herrick of the Stokes Company is 
doing a rushing business in pneumatic 
wheels for sulkies. He took one oi-der 
for twenty pairs of wheels this w^eek. 

Morgan & Wright have been able to 
successfully place their tires on a forty- 
nine inch Eagle and also on a Star ordi- 
naiy by splicing the ordinary tires to- 

The Coventry Machinists' Company's 
agents at Amsterdam, Holland, report 
that the jury at the Scheveningen exhi- 
bition have awarded the diploma of 
honor, the highest award, to the Swift 

The James Cycle Company, 113 Adams 
street, has received a consignment of 
South Road racers, They will weigh 
twenty-two pounds with Morgan & 
Wright tires. This, we believe, is the 
lightest regular stock racer for sale. 

The C. F. Stokes Manufacturing Com- 
pany received on Tuesday orders for 
English suits, two in the same mail, one 
from Portland, Ore , and one from Port- 
land, Me. The Stokes company is sell- 
ing more of these .suits now than early 
in the season. 

The Elliott Manufacturing Company, 
207 South Canal street, manufacturer of 
the Elliott roller ball bearing safety, turn- 
ed out its first wheels, after three years 
of successful trials, last week. These 
were five in number, weighing tMrty- 
two pounds. The company will enlarge 
the plant next year and be an active 
factor in the market. 

^ New Pneumatic Pump. 

E. D. Loane, Jr. , one of the staff of A. 
G. Spalding & Brother, better known as 
"Pete" among the old-timers, began 
riding in '81, since which time he has 
held sundry positions in the trade with 
satisfaction to his employers. He was 
with the old firm of Ersenbrandt & Stof- 
fer, of Baltimore, who w^ere subsequent- 
ly succeeded by the Ersenbrandt Cvcle 
Company ;acceptedposition with theClark 
Cycle Company, also of Baltimore, and 
later wich the Maryland Sportsmen's 
Supply Company, as manager of the cycle 
department. It was with this concern 
that he made an intimate acquaintance 
with the Victor, believing it to have 
many merits distinctively its own. When 
the Overman Wheel Company opened its 
Baltimore branch with C. C. Candy as 
general manager "Pete" applied for 
and secured the position of business 
manager, establishing under many diffi- 
culties, the victor in Baltimore. About 
this time the Overman Wheel Company 
decided to establish a branch in Wash- 
ington. Turning the Baltimore business 
over to Cline Brothers, he then started 



ECLIPSING EVERYTHING YET MADE in the way of FIRST PRIZES, taken in TWO DAYS, July 4th and 5th. 



I St Prize, 

I Mile, 

I St 

2 Miles, 

*ist " 

1-2 Mile, 

111. Div. Championship. 


111. Div. 

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5 Miles, 
1-2 Mile, 
1-4 Mile, 

I Mile, 

' Championship, 
lynORE TO 


ist Prize, 

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1st " 

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1st " 

1st " 

1st " 

1st Prize, 

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1 Mile, Mo. Div. Championship, 

2 Miles, 
2 Miles, 
I Mile, 

20 Miles, Road-Maine " 

5 Miles, Road-Janesville, Wis. 

1-2 Mile, Battle Creek, Mich. 

Houston, Texas. 

Wauseon, Ohio. 

Alameda, Cal. 

1,760 feet, ist class, Van Couver, Wash. 
1,760 feet, 2nd class " " '' 

Belle Plaine, Iowa. 

. , „ _ , . _ TAKING 3 SECOND PRIZES. ^^■*" " — 

'^ Imperials " Entered in 28 Events. TAKING 5 THIRD PRIZES. TWO WORLD'S RECORDS. 

ARE ii 


Sieg & Clementi Company, Chicago, sell hundreds of them. 


Catalogue Free. 


302 Wabash Avenue, Chicaqo. 


THAT a house that has been in the cycle trade thirteen yeai-s; that cai-ries the largest assortment of cycles in America to 
select from, including the most popular and best makes in the world; that has unexcelled facilities for handling orders 
with promptness and dispatch; that carries a line of new and desirable cycles at prices that cannot be dupUcated in any 
market; that extends to its patrons every courtesy consistent with good business principles 


THAT such a house can serve it customers much more advantageously than those that carry small stocks, and variety, 
and have had only limited experience in the business ? 


We are still selling 'gi Cushioned Tire JXJNOS at $55.00, from which price we allow discounts to Dealers and Agents. 

^p~53-page Catalogue, Bargain and Second-Hand List FREE. 

ROUSE, HAZARD & CO., - 89 G Street, 

Manufacturers. Importers. Jobbers. Retailers. 



up and hustled to the front in not much 
over a year the Washington business, and 
it has developed to- day to its present 
proportions under the able fostering of 
C. R. Overman. He resigned from ilie 
Overman company and has been for the 
past two years with Messrs. A. G. 
Spalding & Brothers, and is well known 
to the trade throughout the states of 
New York, New Jersf y, Delaware and 
Pennsylvania, where his efforts have 
been of a most satisfactory character. 
Mr. Loane is a man quick to see and em- 
brace an opportunity. His work is done 

or A 1 to revolve idly on the pinion B or B 1 and 
consequently remain without any action on the 
latter. The shaft (II.) is revolved by the pedals, 

cleveily, and he holdd to an idea until its 
success or failure is established. He is 
the inventor of several devices in con- 
nection with carriages and cycles, among 
the latest of which is a pump for pneu- 
matics, for which patent application has 
been filed both m the United States and 
Canada and several foreign countries. 
The writer has seen this device, and Mr. 
Loane has already received communica- 
tion from two of the leading manufac- 
turers regarding his invention, but has 
as yet made no definite disposition of the 
pump, pending future developments. It 
weighs but three ounces, is not in the 
way, is simple, strong and durable, read- 
ily susceptible of repair, and always with 
you. It is illustrated exclusively in this 
issue of the Referee. 

yetv English Inventions, 

These abstracts are prepared immedi- 
ately after the patents are applied for, by 
G. Douglas Leechman, consulting engi- 
neer, Coventry, England: 

[AH persons interested in opposing the grant of 
a patent of any one of the undermentioned appli- 
cations may at any time within two months from 
July 20 give notice in the prescribed form of such 

No. 13,539. G. Hughes' "improved epicyclic 
speed mechanism for velocipedes." August 11, 
1S92. CCommunicated by A. J. P. S. Vader, Paris.) 
—This invention cons sts of an epicychc speed 
mechanism to be applied to the connecting of the 
Ijedal shaft to the driviag wheel or rotary axle 
thereof and by means of which the former may 
be adjusted to operate the latter with one of three 
different ratios of speed. The constract'on em- 
ployed is as follows: The shaft of the driving 
wheel is composed of two distinct parts, that is to 
say, the shaft L, wliich may be termed the motive 
shaft, and of the hollow axle (O, P, O 1) made up 
of separate parts but so fastened and secured to- 
gether as in effect to form one solid whole. The 
parts (O and 1) are each constracted of sepa- 
rate parts in order to form an adjustable ball 
bearing so that the axle (O, P, O 1) may revolve 
without friction on the shaft (L» and the latter 
within the axle (O, P, O 1). Around the bearing 
just described is a second ball bearing which 
serves to connect the axle to the frame of the 
velocipede. The axle (0, P, O 1) carries the driv- 
ing wheel hubs made as one part with it. The 
pinions (B, B 1) are fixed on the prolongations of 
the axle (O, P, 1) and are therefore at one with 
the axle. The crank arms (E, E 1) are keyed on 
the ends of the shaft CL) and have in their ends 
ball bearings (D, D 1] respectively to receive the 
shafts (0, C 1) of the pinions (A, A 1) which 
always are in gear with pinions (B, B 1). The 
cranks (E, E 1) are preferably fixed on the shaft 
(L) so that one is at right angles to the other. On 
the pedal shaft (11.) are the usual pedal cranks 
(ni., nil. 1) and also two excent«es (B, R 1) the 
straps of which are carried on ball bearings and 
are connected by rods (F, F 1) to the shafts (C, 
C 1). Set screws (G, G 1) ai-e aixanged to con- 
nect the rods (P, F 1) with the shafts (C, C 1) re- 
spectively. The two sets of pinions can not both 
act at the same time. The screws (G, G 1) can 
not therefore botli be fixed at the same tiuie. 
When either of these screws is left loose the re- 
spective rod (F, F 1) simply causes the praion A 

separate canvas tube or jacket, the film or pad 
may be placed either witliin the air tube, between 
the air tube and the outer jacket, between the air 
tube and the canvas tube or jacket, or between 
the canvas tube or jacket and the outer jacket, 
the latter being the preferable position. AVhen a 
tire is punctured and the hole will not automatic- 
ally close, heat is applied by a hot plate or other 
device to the part punctured, to hquify the sub- 
stance forming the fllm or pad, the pressure 
within the tire being relieved if the tire has not 
already become deflated. Immediately the sub- 
stance forming the film or pad is liquified at the 
point of the puncture, the heat is removed and 
the tire at once cooled to solidify the substance, 
which thus repairs the puncture between the part 
of the tire containing the air and the outer 
sheath or tread thereof. When the elastic film or 
pad is placed between the chamber or tube con- 
taining the air aud the outer cover or jacket, it 
may be left loose and not attached to either part> 
and in such cases it is sometimes so placed that it 
can be moved circumferentially round with re- 
spect to either or both the air tube or chamber or 
the outer jacket, or either the air tube or cham- 
ber or the outer jacket or both may be moved 
with respect to the said fllm or pad, so that the 
][)lace of puncture in the various parts may not 

No. 5,605. N. Davis' "Improved driving gear 
for cycles. March 22, 1892. — The manner in which 
this invention is earned into effect is as follows: 

and consequently turns the excentrics (R, R 1) 
and gives a back and forth movement to the rods 
(F, F 1) which through the cranks (E, E 1) trans- 

lustead of the two toothed wheels over which the 
ordinary chain wheel gears, two wheels are 
mounted like flanged pullies, which have rims or 
flanges (D D) projecting above their edges for the 
purpose of receiving an India rubber band (A), 
which flts tightly to the surface of the wheel. One 

sail for England for a month's business 

The Common Sense people contem- 
plate putting out a Humber i^attern 
safety next season. 

H. P. Walden, of tlie Chicago club, 
moui-ns the loss of his Humber road 
racer, No. 14,746, which he left in front 
of the Pullman building Aug. 20. 

W. J. Persh, formerly traveling sales- 
man for the Bretz & Curtis Manufactur- 
ing Companjr, has joined the forces of 
the Raleigh company and is now in the 
south in its interests. 

George R. Bidwell, of New York, is a 
busy man these days, and his trips be- 
tween his cyclometer factory in Newark, 
his works in Hartford, aud his tire fac- 
tory, keep the genial Bidwell on the 

Reed & Curtis, Worcester, Mass., will 
be heard from next season, as with the 
completion of their new factory their 
pedals, screws and other specialties now 
under way will be pushed with the usual 
Curtis vigor. 

Among the trade people who were 
elected to membership of the Manhattan 
Bicycle Club at its last meeting were 
Paul Angues, Arthur A. Atty and George 
S. Atwater. The Manhattan is scooping 
in trade peoj)le and all othere at a lively 

At the South Bend, Ind., races last Sat- 
urday the riders of the James captured 
five first prizes, Rhodes winning three. 
At Englewood the same day, C. H. Peck 
won the seven mile road race, also time, 
22 min. Peck's mount was a twentj^- 


f er the rotary movement of the shaft 11., to the 
shaft L in equal measure. The pinions (A, A 1) 
follow the circular movement of the cranks (E, 
E 1) but if if either of these pinions is fixed with 
regard to its rod (F or F 1) as is done by screwing 
up the coupling screw (G, or G 1) so that the pin- 
ion no longer turns idly, its circular displacement 
while maintained rigid with the top (F or F 1) 
will cause a rotaiy movement of the correspond- 
ing pinion (B or B 1) on the axle (O, P, O 1) which 
causes the driving of the wheel. Therefore, by 
choosing two diffei-ent ratios for the pinions A 
and B and for A 1 and B 1, a choice of two speeds 
is obtained in the relative velocity of transmission 
between pedal shaft (II ) and driving wheel. A 
third proportion of speed in transmission is ob- 
tained by unscrewmg both screws (G, G 1) fasten- 
ing the shaft (L) with the axle (O, P, O 1), for 
instance, b}' a set scx'cw (G 2). 

No. 15,554. L. Holt's "Improvement in and re- 
lating to pneumatic or inflated tires. September 
14, 1891.— This invention relates to tires adapted 
to be inflated with air or gas under pressm-e, and 
it consists in placing in any convenient position in 
the tire a fllm oi' pad of any suitable composition 
which will liquify under excessive heat, the object 
being to facilitate the repair of the tire after it is 
punctured. In applying the film or pad to tires 
of the solid waU tire, such as the Boothroyd, it is 
preferred to place the said fllm or pad in the inte- 
rior of the tire against the exterior jjart thei'eof, 
but it may be placed between the layers of the 
tire if desu-ed. In tires consisting of a sepai-ate 
jacket and an air tube, either with or without a 

wheel is flxed upon the crank axle and over the 
two wheels a leather belt or band (CJ) is placed. 
To obviate the band stretching it is made of two 
pieces stitched together. The rubber is jilaced 
around the two wheels for the dvirpose of giving a 
grip to the belt and great elasticity to the machine. 
The second claim is for "gear wheels for the pur- 
pose of driving cycles, having flxed upon their 
rims bands of India rubber, as and for the pur- 
pose herein set forth.'' 

A Hew Sivift Macer. 
The Coventry Machinists' Company 
has received one of tlie new swift racers, 
a machine admired by all It is built on 
the lines of the Holbein, but with a wheel 
base a trifle shorter. It is fitted with 
Dunlop racing tires and weighs twenty- 
six pounds. If a lighter roller chain 
were used the weight would be lessened 
somewhat. The cranks are seven inches, 
quite too long for track work. But not- 
withstanding this objection it is a trim- 
looking and finely-built wheel, and will 
be in great demand. 

Trade JS^oles. 

George E. Curtis, of the Bretz & Curtis 
Manufacturing Company, will shortly 

three pound James track racer. Two 
miles of the road was covered with 

McKee & Harrington intend pushing 
the Lyndhurst next season, Mr. McKee 
says next year's wheel will weigh a little 
over thirty pounds and will have several 
new features. The tubing used in the 
construction of the Lyndhurst is the 

Manager Day, of R. L. Coleman & 
Company, received a letter the other 
day asking if the Western Wheel Works 
made a tricycle with an air circulating, 
refrigerating recepticle, that could be 
used in delivering butchers' goods to 

J. S. Ray, manager of G, & J.'s Broad- 
way store, in his spare moments has 
constructed a true diamond, thirty-two 
pound safety, sans springs and other 
little G. & J. devices, and it looks a very 
promising mount. Plenty of wheel base 
and extreme rigidity are two of its fea- 
tures. The Rambler does not seem to 
take very well to New York or Brook- 
lyn, although Charles Schwalbach & 


A PronoBiiced Success, Boys. 

The Common 
Sense Bicycle. 


The Best Mill Climber and JEJasiest Jtunner. 

Our Improved Roller Bearings are the thing. 

Priee, Pneumaties, $110. Cushions, $100 

Send for Catalogue. Argents Wanted JEverytvhere. 
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1219 Callowhill St., Fbila., Pa. 

TT TJi^i/ he sent to any address 
' ' at the low rate of . . . 

$3.00 per Annum. 

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An Honest Wheel, the Best that Brains Can Devise or Money Can Buy. 


HA^lcit "VS^eiglit 

Full Roadster. 


Jamestown, N. Y., April 20, 1892. 

Buffalo Cycle Works, 

- Buffalo, N. Y. 

Gentlemen:— It affords me great pleasure at all times to speak of the Buffalo Lig:ht Roadster, that you built for me last year. I have been rid- 
ing ten years now and have owned and ridden a number of different kinds and styles of bicycles. I have tried about all the different wheels on the 
market, and ought to know what the best wheel should be like. I know which wheel suits me best. I can conscientiously say that your wheel, or 
rather my wheel, is the strongest for the weight (37 lbs) of any wheel I have known. It is finely built on the most practical lines, and aside from 
being a specially handsome bicycle it is complete, durable, and simplicity itself. I want no better safety. I used to think in common with hundreds 
of others that the "grand old ordinary" was about as near the ideal as we could ever get, but the times demanded a low-down wheel that was safer 
than the "sky-sweeper" and yet as durable. Of all the hundreds of "rovers," whether chain or gear, ratchet or ciank, long or short centres, long or 
short wheel base, two sizes of wheels and the hundred and one little details that make up the individualities of modern bicycles, I think you have em- 
bodied the essentials in the Bujfalo Light Jtoadster in such a manner that it cannot be beaten. To me it is the sine quo non. 

Fraternally yours, CHAS. E. GATES. 
(Well known to readers of the cycling press by his non de plume, " Sbtageo.") 



Gales Model '92. The Best $100.00 Wheel 


1% in. Cushion - 100.00. 1^x2 in. Dimlop Pneumatic - 120.00 


Schoverling^ Daly & Gales, 

230 Broadway and 84 Duane Street, 



Company are capable agents in the 
latter city. 

Manager H. S. Graham of ilie Royal 
Cycle Works, of Marshall, Mich., is ex- 
pecfeii in New York shortly to make ar- 
rangenieiits for the building of Royals 
in ilia t section. The Royals this season 
have been well spoken of, and next 
year's wheels will, it is said, be hummers 
in every respect. 

There '^vill be a change in the Ameri 
can Ormonde Cycle Company shortly. 
George S. McDonald, the secretary, is to 
leave and accept a posi'ion with the 
Raleigh Cycle Company. This is from 
an inside source, and the relations of the 
trio are as friendly as ever 

The Pope Manufacturing Company, 
Spalding, and the Western Wheel Works 
people have had several telegraph orders 
for pneumatic sulky wheels the past 
week, which orders were turned over 1o 
Sterli"g Elliott and the Caflfay Carriage 
Company, of Camden, N. J., which has 
1> -en made a licensed maker by "Fink 
ory " Elliott. 

From various sources we learn that 
till' English trade is in a very bad shape, 
that factories are carrying over large 
stocks and that serious trouble will occur 
in the ranks of some of the smaller mak- 
frs this fall. As a rule the English mak- 
ers are satisfied vith their American 
tradf, the few exceptions being trace- 
able to poor management or bad wheels. 

L. H. Johnson, of the Premier Cycle 
Company, is spending a well-earned va- 
caMou in the Adirondack Mountains, 
and will re' urn Sept. 5. Treasurer H. 
C. Douglas, who is in charge, reports 
onl(-rs as good and trade much better 
than expected for this time of the year. 
By the looks of the goods being boxed 
and crated, the treasurer's statement 
could not be doubted. 

Paul Angois did not eail home with 
Manager Bowden of the Raleigh com- 
pany, although his health has suffered 
since coming to New York. His inten- 
tion was to go home, but he will now 
try and become agreeably acquainted 
with the American climatic changes, 
and will spend some of his time at 
"Founder" Bradley's blue law colony, 
known now to cycling fame as Asbury 

The eastern friends of Joseph L, Yost, 
of Toledo, are glad to know that he did 
not succumb to the flattering induce- 
ments held out to him by the beautiful 
and bountiful Pacific Coast, and that he 
will again give to the cycling w^orld 
examples ( f his thorough knowledge of 
the mechanical fide of cycling. It is 
said that Yost's new Toledo firm will 
soon have its next year's wheel on 

Joseph Cushman, of Cushman & Denni- 
son, of "Pocket Oiler" fame, reports the 
salrs of his oilers and pneumatic pump 
holders as being large; in fact, the latter 
article cannot be got out fast enough. 
Mr. Cushman is a very bright, gentle- 
manly young man of unlimited means, 
and agent for a very large estate of his 
uncle, and rated in the millions, so that 
cycle oilers and pump holders must be a 
hobby with him. 

George S. McDonald , of the American 
Ormonde Company, will shortly leave 
that concern and take a position in the 
Raleigh Cycle Company's New York store. 
Among the agents who have already 
stOwked and will handle Raleighs are the 
George R. Bidwell Cycle Company, up- 
town, New York city; Peck & Snyder, 
down-town; Bensinger, McDonald & 
Bowdish, Brooklyn; George C. Sweet, 
Buffalo; R Thomson, Rochester and 
Benjamin & Andrews, Syracuse. The 
Raleigh company does not think that its 
present path and road racers, which are 


1, Wharf St.. ASTON, Birmingham. 



Telephone 7525. Telegrrams " Hector." 

fitted with thf^ changeable spccket 
wheel, semi-tangent driver.-;, etc.. can be 
improved upon for 1893. 

A well-known eastern tradesman, 
whose wife an<l daughters ride, sends 
the Referee ti.e following specifications 
for a wo/naiTs wheel: Wheels, 28 inches; 
gear, 50 incle-; wheel base, 44 inche.'^; 
cranks, .5 1-2 mches; pedals, 3 1-4 inches; 
crank shaft, from ground, ten inches; 
handle-bar, 26 inche-i, slightly dropped, 
drawn back 1 1-2 inches; high handle- 
bar post; 20 inches between handle-bar 
post and saddle post: 29 to 35 inch leg 
measure; a laced dress and chain guard; 
free from hooks, bolts and screws around 
the crank hanger so as not to catch the 
dress; double loop frame; 1 3-4 inch 
pneumatic tires or 1 1-2 cushion; weight 
40 pounds. Possibly others mav have 
other suggestions to offer, but there is 
one point, and a good one, that the east- 
ern man makes, and that is the distance 
between the handle-bar and the saddle- 
post. Too little space has been the rule 
there, especially for a short woman. 

JSoston's Easy Cltib, 

They have got an "Easy Club" of cy- 
clists in Boston. The Easy Club is com- 
posed of some of Bunker Hill's most 
famous cycling citizens, and was sired 
by that governor of North Carolina of 
cycling, Major Billy Atwell, D. G. F. 
The beauty of this club is (and here a 
grave suspicion that they are all Irish 
creeps in) that every member holds an 
official position. The "grand easy" office 
is followed by Billy Warren, who makes 
a lonely run to Salem three times a 
week, for what purpose deponent sayeth 
not. Major Billy Atwell is representa- 
tive to the board (side-Loard, no doubt). 
Harry D. Hodges is "official tire blower," 
Henry G. Trickey, Boston Globe, is "su- 
preme fasy," Keith, of Keith & 
Butchello museum fame, is bottle car- 
rier, and S illman G. Whittaker, Easy 
Club historian. The club is not a mem- 
ber of the league, but indulges in fre- 
quent runs to the board and bar, and 
the club badge is a wheel with a small 
"extra dry" bcttle for centre piece. The 
runs frequently take the form of chases, 
and belie the name of the club, but the 
police are to blame for any undue speed. 


Associated tiersey Clubs. 

The Associated Cycling Clubs of New 
Jersey held g. large and enthusiastic 

Machinery of most 
Modern practice for 

Seamless and Brazed Brass 
And Copper Tube-Making 



Vacuum Fans, Cetitrifngnls, Engines^ Boilers, Etc. 

Wire Drawing and Rolling Mills?. 
SAMUEL FISHER & CO., Nile Foundry, 

Established .50 Years. eow BIRMINGHAM, ENG. 

meeting at the club house of the Atlanta 
Wheelmen Friday last. Eeports were 
read from the different committ^fs and 
much business of importance was trans- 
acted. The recent two-day race meet 
held at Rahway, netted each club that is 
a member of the association a handsome 
dividend. Twenty-five per cent, of the 
net profits was also added to the treas- 

The election of officers for the ensuing- 
year resulted as follows: President, J. A. 
Holmes, Jr.. Business Men's Cycle League, 
of Newark; vice-president, Charles E 'ge, 
of Atlanta Wheelmen, of Newark; treas 
urer. Dr. Lyman Clark, Union County 
Roadsters, Rahway. N. J.; secretary, 
Fred Keer, Hudson County Wheelmen, 
of Jersey City; board of trustees, Messrs. 
Swain, Atlanta Wheelmen; Kirkpatrick, 
Bui-iness Men's Cycle League; Day, Hud- 


That you -will ever have another opportunity to 
purchase a Safety Bicycle at prices which we are 
novF offering. 

About 50 shop worn Safeties. Send for clear- 
ance sale Ust. 

Upon receipt of $5.00 anj; Bicycle on this list 
wiU be sent C. O. D. with privilege of inspection: 


Ormonde, 1 1-2 in. cushion tire, shop worn, .| 90 

" Clincher Pneumatic '■ " '• . 100 

" Dunlop Pneumatic '■ " " :00 

Ariel, " " " " " ]00 

'• Protection Strip, " " " " 300 

" 1 1-3 it I. cushion tire " " 90 

Com. Sense, 11-2 in. cushion tire " " 85 

Traveller; 1 1-4 In. cushion tire " " 75 

These are all new, and guaranteed for one year. 


331, 323, 325 No. 8th St. Philadelphia, Pa. 



Fut on or taken off in a second. J'rice $ii, 

WALL & BOYER, Manufacturers. 

1714 N. Broad Street. PIIILADELPDIA, PA. 

(Electros Furnished.) 


Two good Cycle Repairers, having sufifieient 
capital and tools, desire to locate in some enter- 
prising cycling town— one that is not ovenim 
with repair men and needs such. 

Address, 124, Care Kefebee. 


Spring-Frame Rambler 

CUSHION TIRX^, $8o.oo. 

CHAS. SCHWALBACH, Flatbush, L. I. 

son County Wheelmen; Holmes, Union 
County Roadsters; Moore, Irvington 
Wheelmen; Pendleton, Elizabeth Wheel- 
men; Valentine, Englewood Wheelmen, 
and Schwartz, Hilton Wheelmen. 

Subscribe for the Rereree. 


The apparel oft proclaims the man. The bicycle 
always proclaims its rider. Are you willing to appear 
in public mounted on a wheel which is a give-away? 
Do you want to herald the fact that you patronize the 
auction shop, the pawnbroker, the seventeen- cents-per- 
month installment racket, etc., etc.? Or do you prefer 
to have a wheel that shows you to belong to the best 
class of cyclists? Take your choice, but you had best 
ride a 

V V/J H^jp ^jj^ ^g respected. 





JVo. 3.— Col. A.. A. Pope. 

The man who doesn't know who "the 
colonel" is, knows little about cycling. 

I believe I remember once reading — 
it may have, even, been on the authority 
of the colonel himself — that the ambition 
of every American boy was to, some 
day, ride a Columbia. The colonel is the 
man who fired the Amei'ican youth with 
that veiy laudable ambition. I can't 
very well go into details as to his con- 
nection vith cycling, because I am not 
drawing salary for producing a history 
of American cycling, which is about the 
same thing. So be content and happy 
with what I am able to offer. 

The colonel has been the most liberal 
patron cycling has ever known in this or 
any other country. He makes good bi- 
cycles, and. people say, big profits, and 
is as willing to part with a goodly share 
of them for the good of the cause as any 
man I ever met. They do say that the 
colonel owns all the racing men, league 
officers and cj^cle journals, and runs the 
league to suit his own ends. Once upon 
a time I tried to interview him on the 
subject and he said: " Well, what if I do 
run the league? I run it well, don't I?" 

I was bound to admit that he did. 

The colonel's connection with cycling 
dated from the inception of the business 
in this country. He thought, in those 
days, that he made bicycles as perfect as 
the selection of good material and the 
ernployment of good mechanics could 
make them. But he didn't. A black- 
smith would do as well now, and yet 
how proud the colonel was as he rode 
into Hartford on a machine weighing 
one hundred and fifty pounds or there- 
about, and told the Weed company that 
he wanted more made like it. The com- 
pany undertook the job, and as a result 

the man who gave the order now owns 
the factory, ground and everything that 
thereon and therein is. 

The colonel has had his finger in a 
good many pies and has pulled out many 
profitable plums. Eumor credits him 
with the ownership, or, at least, the pos- 
session of a large portion of the stock, of 
a number of concerns. 

As an entertainer the colonel is one of 
the huge successes of the season. He 
has a country place on the shores of 
Massachusetts, where the doors are never 
closed, and not a night passes but the 
hospitable rook covers some visitor. 

Col. Pope is ' ' quite some " as a speech- 
maker, and to the artist, I understand, 
we are to be indebted for a number of 
sketches, suggested by extracts from his 

Let all the world say all it can against 
Colonel Pope, but when the day comes 
that he relinquishes his interest in cy- 
cling, the business will have lost one of 
the best friends and brainiest men it has 
ever known. 

"Ctipid's Chariot" a Success. 
"Cupid's Chariot," a new three-act 
farce comedy, by Henry J. Sayers, was 
presented at the Grand Opera House, 
Kansas City, Aug. 16 and 17, to a full 
house, notwithstanding ninety degrees 
weather. The performance is an un- 
doubted success, being above the aver- 
age farce comedies, replete with good 
songs, dances and funny situations. The 
bicycle race, on wdiich hinges the plot, if 
it may be called such, can not fail to ex- 
cite an audience. Miss Alice Evans, a 
pretty little soubrette, who dances grace- 
fully and sings perfectly, is leading lady 
and the heroine of the race. Her 
"whirlwind dance," a la Louise Fuller, 
brings down the house. Barber, the 
well-known trick rider, who undoubt- 

edly gives the best stage jierf ormance of 
any of the "champions," was a prime 
favorite. Powers brothers are old-timers 
and !ire a whole show in themselves. 
Their one wheel act brought several re- 
calls. Charles J. Stine, as Major Dom^ > 
is funny, very funny, in his songs 
and dances Miss Ada Jewell, the 
soprano, v\ ho was last year with Evans 
& Hoey, shows a decided improvement 
over her really excellent work of last 
season, both in singing and dancing. 
She fascinates the bicycle boys with 
those "Madona glances." 

The "Ta ra ra boom de-ay" song and 
dance by Misses Jewell, Evans, Greely 
and Bruughton, "is great, distinctly 
great." The bicycle race creates much 
enthusiasm, was run amid great ap- 
plause, and earned a "curtain call". 
Stem wears the Lincoln club cross-bars 
on the front of his duster. 

Taken all in all, the play can be con- 
sidered a "go," and should fill the hoiises 
wherever it appears. Properties, dress 
and company are A 1, and far above the 

The company works east from here, 
playing at Detroit Aug. 25, 26 and 27; 
Hartford, Sept. 5 and 6; Springfield, 
Sej)t. 14-15. It will not play in Chicago 
before February, 1892, Eover. 

Conld't Fool the Fair Nellie. 
Ike Johnson, who has charge of the 
riding school of G. G J., New York, was 
with Bid well for several years and gays 
he taught the first two women to ride 
a safety— Pauline Hall and Nellie Bly, 
the smart newspaper women reporters 
of the World. Johnson says that while 
giving Nellie a lesson a male reporter 
for another paper dropped in and asked 
him for some pointers for a story on 
woman cyclers and cycling generally. 
On returning to his fair pupil, he said: 

"A reporter wants some cycle news." 
'Don't you give a line, I want a story 
myself for to-morrow's World," was the 
around - the - world - trotter's response. 
Johnson told the reporter that he was 
too busy. "Then I will see Mr. Bidwell," 
said the reporter, in Miss Bly's hearing. 
"No you won't, young man," softly 
murmured Nellie, and to the astonished 
Johnson she quickly said: "Take me to 
Mr. Bill well the shortest cut;" and two 
minutes later she was seated in Mr. Bid- 
wel 's private office rattling off notes for 
a complete story for the next days 
World, the male leporter being told that 
Mr. Bidwell was out. Johnson is col- 
ored, and like his race loves music, and 
between lessons hps become a proficient 
trick rider, and rode on one-wheel play- 
ing a banjo for five minutes for the edi- 
fication of a Referee man last week. 

Heavy -Weight JRiders. 
Erie, Pa., has some pretty good-sized 
riders, several ranging in weight from 
185 to 265 pounds, D. A, Coughlin leads, 
with 265 at the start, but a few months' 
riding has reduced his weight thirty-five 
pounds; Andrew McClintock, 270 pounds; 
Major Charles M. Cunningham, 325; 
A gentleman seventy-four years of age, 
named Slitaisky, purchased a wheel in 
May and now can be seen almost any 
fair morning at 4 or 5 o'clock exercising 
his 180 pounds avoirdupois. Mr. Jonson's 
assistant taught the latter gentleman, 
and reports remarkable agility in his 
pupil for a man of that age. 

The Bergen Lady Cyclers are drawing 
plans for an all-day run of large propor- 
tions. Gentlemen are to be invited, and 
dinner served when the cyclers reach 
their destination. The society is in a 
flourishing condition a.nd has a surplus 
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S. A. Miles, 
Chas. p. Root, 
R. M. Jafpeat, 

- - - Editor. 

- Associate Editor. 

- Business Manager, 

to all residents of the United States 
whUe they are about it. Of one thing 
we may rest assured — that the cham- 
pionships will never be a success so long 
as they are to be made part and parcel 
of the annual meet and awarded to tlie 
highest bidder, regardless of whether the 
dates and track be suitable. No greater 
farce than the championships of 1892 
ever occurred in the league's history. 


Has the referee, or have the referee 
and Judges of the race meeting the right 
to create special rules to cover any point 
not provided for in the regular racing 
rules? This point was raised at Parkside 
on Saturdajr last, when a number of 
men were disquaUfied and one ruled off 
the track for the day for looking around! 
The Parkside track is a quarter-mile 
circuit, and, possibly, looking backward 
may have been the cause of some acci- 
dents. The men were warned that such 
action would result in disqualification, 
and the rule was enforced to the letter. 
Of course the right of the officers was 
questioned, and, as we believe, with 
good reason. Should this matter be 
brought to the attention of the racing 
board, we believe its decision wiU be ad- 
verse to the passage of rules to suit spe- 
cial occasions. Racing men are to be 
governed, we believe, by the rules laid 
down by the board, and by these alone. 
In this particular instance the otificers 
ruled that looking around came under 
the head of foul riding. If they had 
been able to show that any man, bj^ 
looking around, has interfered with an- 
other, or had in any way changed the 
result, this ruling might hold good, but 
in many 'cases no harm whatever result- 
ed. It might be well for the board to 
decide this question. 

It remains for the Enghshmen, after 
all, to take the first steps toward the 
formation of an association for the pro- 
motion of international championships. 
Henry Sturmey is engaged on the task. 
Whether the American committee ap- 
pointed some time ago, and consisting of 
Messrs. Burdette, Ger uld and Ray- 
mond, has taken any stejis nobody seems 
to know. 

Many a time and oft, of late, have we 
been questioned as to the truth or falsity 
of the rumor that Mr. Spalding had de- 
cided to "give cycling a lift." Such a 
report appeared recently m one or more 
of the daily papers. We are assured 
that the scheme outlined is quite imag- 
inary, and that the gentleman named 
had given no thought to the matter. 

R. D. Garden has gone east and will be 
away a month. 

FAvoRiya scjtATca mejv. 

The action of the racing board in con- 
demning the action of a referee of a race 
meet who allowed the scratch men to 
compete in the final without riding the 
heats, is to be commended. This course 
was unwisely suggested by the fast men 
at Washington and Baltimore, and ridi- 
culed as it should be. There is no valid 
reason why such a proposition should be 
considered for a moment. The sci'atch 
man has no more right to win the race 
than the man on the limit mark. The 
object of a handicap is to give all men 
an equal chance. By making one set of 
men ride twice while others i"ide but 
once defeats this object. The men who, 
as a rule are placed at scratch, have 
abundant chances in scratch events to 
win their full share of prizes, without 
placing the handicaps practically at their 
mercy into the bargain. The poor 
scratch man has a pretty easy time of it 
generally, and we need oft'er him no 
further advantages. 

The Chicago Team To JSe There. 

The Columbia cycling toui-nament at 
Columbus, O., Monday and Tuesd-^y 
promises to be a big afi:air. Detroit and 
Chicago will be well represented, as well 
as Ohio, with racing talent. The Clii- 
cago C. C. sends Munger, Luinsden A-^an 
Sicklen, Githens, Bliss and Ballard, and 
some good racing must residt. Tliere 
are twenty- two events on the programme 
and $3,000 worth of prizes have been put 
up. The relay race will be a novelty. 
This will be run by teams of five, each 
rider to ride one mile, under the follow- 
ing conditions: An exchange limit of 
100 yards will be designated by white 
flags in front of the grand stand. Num- 
ber one of all teams will start, riding the 
first mile, each cari-ying a courier packet, 
which is to be transferred to number 
two of the respective teams within the 
exchange limit; numbers two, three and 
four are to repeat the performance of 
number one, and the team represented 
by the first number five under the wire, 
wins the race. The track, a picture of 
which was shown in the Referee re- 
cently, is one of the fastest in the coun- 
try, and with good weather Taylor's 
mile comjjetition record is apt to go, and 
the one breaking it will receive a dia- 
mond i^in worth $100. 

Onoe more will the rules relating to 
championships be amended. The racing 
board recommends that these events be 
thrown open to all league members, 
whether winners of division champion- 
ships or not. Better tlu'ow them open 

Louisville Getting Ready. 
The Louisville people are making a 
great efi'ort to have as big and successful 
a meet Sept. 29 and 30 as any on the 
western circuit. The merchants of the 
place have donated a handsome lot of 
prizes, and among the lot is a piano, 
besides several high grade bicycles. Dr. 
Tileston is an energetic worker and has 
done much to make the meet a worthy 
one. The illustrations shown elsewhere 
are the result of a few shots on the occa- 
sion of the last meeting at Louisville. 
The track is a sixth-of-a-mile circuit, 
the greater part of Ihe center being oc- 
cupied by an artificial lake. In all parts 
of the ground are cages of animals and 
birds. That the "direct representation," 
so often claimed by some of our contem- 
poraries, is not always a sham, is i)roven 
by our photograph of "the Bearings 

Mr. Quilp, the manager of the place, 
conducts it more as a hobby than as a 
speculation, and the wheelmen are in- 
debted to him for much kind attention. 


The CoHnnhia Wheelmen About to Occu- 
py Their Neiv Some. 

The Columbia Wheelmen of Chicago 
are rapidly coming to the front, their 
members rather excelJing aslong distance 
road riders. This club was the outcome 
of too much politics in the -ZEolus Cycling 
Club, and about twenty- five men with- 
drew and formed the Columbia Wheel- 
men some two years ago. From the 
start the club had a healthy growth. In 
the old ^SColus club house they grew and 
thrived until last spring, when the club's 
gTeat success drew general attention, 
with the result that ofl'ers to build a club 
house were quickly accepted. They are 
now on the verge of entering their new 
home at 311 West Division street, which 
has cost §15,000. The club's member- 
ship is nearly 200, and, still better, all are 
hardy riders. At a recent monthly meet- 
ing no less than eighty were in attend- 
ance, over sixty of whom rode to the 

wilTj .toin the a. c. c. 

The club is about to make application 
for membership in the Associated Cy- 
cling Clubs, and is desirous of t aking a 
more prominent position locally. On 
their Sunday runs the Columbia Wheel- 
men turn out more men than 
any other club, The members travel 
well together, and theirs is a strong bond 
of fellowship which augurs well for the 
club's future prosperity. It was princi- 
pally through the splendid performances 
of the club's racing men that it has 
sprung into prominence. The racing 
talent has been developed in the club 
ranks entirely, and presents many com- 
ing champions. The interest taken in 
racing is in no better way exemplified 
than by the entry list of 125 for the an- 
nual road race, which occm's Sept. 11. 


Emil Ulbricht of this club has become 
probably the best known through his 
performances on the road early in the 
spring, and the great number of century 
runs which he has made. Ulbricht was 
lied for the second time medal in the 
Waukesha race, and starts for the Elgin 
Aurora century course record next Sun- 
day. Fred Nessel is the club's leading 
rider. His performance in the Pullman 
race was a notable one, and his great 
ride in the Waukesha race is well known, 
when he cut the record to 48:11, a 
cut of over five minutes, lowering the 
colors of most of the western fast men. 
Nessel road to Milwaukee, lowering 
Munger's time ten seconds, doing the 
ninety-six miles in 6:55. He goes for the 
100 -mile track record in September. 


Nessel rode fourth in many races at 
Springfield to Lumsden, Barrett and 
Munger, and showed he was equally 
good at short distances, L. Tagholm 
was one of the seven Chicago men who 
rode inside record time. He lately rode 
to Lake Geneva and return, 173 miles, in 
18:45, accompanied by Paulsen of the 
same club, who two weeks later rode to 
Milwauke and return, the fiist double 
century over country roads in Chicago, 
in 20:05, unaccompanied. President 
Erickson and Captain Grtenburg them- 
selves set the examples and ride many 
centuries. The club has a hundred 
strong riders on the road, and next sea- 
son will be ably represented on the path 
by a team of five, under charge of a com- 
petent trainer. 

from the starting point. On a wager 
Morrison was to ride the entire distance 
without handle bars on his machine. 
That he performed this feat is the testi- 
mony of Tom Hey wood, W. S. Kaehler, 
A. (x. Seeger, Loyd Chick, James B. 
Dyer, E. P. Seeger, J. N. Stai-rer, H. A . 
Stacey, W. G. O'Donnell and W. W. 

Ratti-ay. The entire distance was cov- 
ered in twelve hours, his actual riding 
time being ten hours. His mount was 
an Ariel safety, loaned by D. T. Ganse. 
The roads were terrible. From Chicago 
to Elgin they were deep and rutty and it 
was all the men with handle bars could 
do to keep on their wheels, yet Morrison 
hammered out twelve miles an hour. 
From Elgin to Aurora, against a strong 
head wind, he covered eight miles of the 
distance in twenty-eight minutes. From 
Aurora in the wind was stronger, yet he 
came home, fresh and ready to ride far- 
ther. Up and down hills he even dis- 

tanced his pace makers, and where the 
roads were worat he apparently rode 
easiest. The rider met with no acci- 
dents and simply astounded his friends 
and riders he met on the road by the 
apparent ease with which he rode. Mor- 
rison rides a wheel like a centaur. He 
rides an ^olus racer handle bars off 
and on the rear wheel only, and mounts 
into the saddle, standing up with arms 
folded. He also rides the wheel forward 
while in reverse position on the pedals, 
guiding by the seat only. 

Another Good TricU Rider. 
'Sunday morning at 5 a. m. Thomas S. 
V. Morrison and a party of his north 
side friends started from Lake View for 
a century run over the Elgin Aurora 
circuit, about 129 miles the roimd trip 

Nancy JETanhs, 2:05 1-4. 

Again the trotting record went on 
AVednesday, when on the kite track at 
Independence, la. , Hanks was driven a 
mile by Budd Doble in 3:05 1-4, two sec- 
onds faster than her rocord made at 
Wasliington Park. The quarter was 
reached in 30 sec, half in 1:01, and three- 
quarters in 1:34. The running horse, 
Abe Lincoln was her pace maker. An- 
other good bit of work was done by 
Flying Jib in the 2:20 pace, three suc- 
cessive heats being won in 2:10, 2:10 and 
2:07, respectively. Bicycles will have a 
hard time to reach these figaires. 

X. FewsmitJi l^'ails. 
The failure of L. Fewsmith of Cleve- 
land is reported, and it is said he will not 
be able to pay over twenty cents on the 
dollar. He handled the Warwick, the 
Eclipse and a line of cheap wheeis, 


Editors FranJc JEgan and C. A, Dimon, 

New York, Aug. 29.— This is a world 
of changes, and if the Rev. John Jas- 
per's declaration that the "sun do move" 
isn't true, things and events on the 
earth's surface move for a surety. Only 
this past week the air was charged with 
a. well defined rumor that a new, well- 
backed cycling journal was to take the 
field, and inqnirips fi« to a plant and 


staflE to Conduct the new ventnre wat 
beiug made, and is, for aught I know, 
being made frt ill. But, like a flash of 
lightning, came the following telegram 
from Philadelphia: "Frank Egan 
takes editorial charge of Sporting Lifers 
cycling department, and severs his con- 
nection with all other papers. Crowther 
takes business department of Life." 
This came of a visit by Egan to Phila- 
delphia, having been called there by 
wire, and the surprise hit Egan as 
much as it did others, I'm told. 


Egan confirms the news, and a visit 
to his cosy flat on Twenty-second street 
and Eighth avenue last night, found 
Frank packing all his belongings into 
barrels and crates preparatory to leaving 
his dearly beloved Gotham, possibly for- 
ever. New York without Frank Egan 
seemed an impossibility, but much as he 
will be missed he will enthuse life into 
llie Quakers, and as Frank said in part- 
ing, ' I'll either make a big success or a 
horrible failure of my new position; 
there won't be anything half-way about 
it. I have severed my connection with 
all otlipr papers and will not write a line 
oxxtside of the Life." In packing up 
Egan carefully wrapped up a disfig- 
ured looking thing called the amateur 
rule, which he will hang over the editor- 
ial desk in Philadelpnia, and expects 
only one or two more squeaks out of it. 
In wishing Frank Egan god-speed in his 
new field, I am sure it echoes the senti- 
ment of those who know the incisive, 
fearless writer, who, with one or two 
others, have brought the rest of the cy- 
cling papers in line with opposition to 
the amateur rules as they now exist. 
Frank Egan may not believe in a deity, 
or that women are angels, but he does 
believe that the amateur rules want 
changing. Au revoir, Frank Egan. 


This reminds me to say that C. A. 
Dimon, who has labored so faithfully for 
the Eeferek in Philadelphia, has taken 
editorial charge of Cycling in that city, 
and proposes to make it a live local 

paper. Dimon is well known as the 
hustling captain of the South End AVheel- 
men, and the last issue of the paper bears 
evidence of a new editor of ability at the 

«i * * 

T/iey Wanted ZUnmy. 
As expected, A. A. Zimmerman cornea 
in for a general roa.sting at the hands of 
the M. A. C cycling carnival committee. 
Zimmerman entered, verbally, but, find- 
ing his western engagements and possibly 
his tired condition would prevent him 
doing justice to himself, he asked the M. 
A. C. people, through a letter to Chair- 
man Moneypenny, to let him off, and 
took it that they would do so, as he gave 
valid reasons for wishing to remain west. 
The M. A. C, although not in possession 
of his entry in due form, and in face of 
Mr. McDermott's letter asking to be ex- 
cused, kept advertising Zimmerman as a 
starter and even placed his name on the 
programme, which was injudicious, for 
there is no doubt the lack of enthusiasm 
was caused by the crowd coming to see 
the great rider, and after seeing his name 
on the programme looked in vain for the 
famous Jersey "skeeter." 


The M, A. C. knew that Zimmerman 

officials were very soj-e over it, claiming that 
Zimmemiau had given positive pi'omises to be on 
hand.— Press, 

There was much expressed disappointment at 
the absence of Arthur Zimmerman, who had given 
the chib's officials his pi'omise to compete, but, 
broke it witliout apparent compunction. Director 
Sloneypenny has papers in his possession absolv- 
ing the M. A . C. from any charges of hippodrom- 
ing or desire to parade Zimmerman without 
authority. There was a plenty of cycling stars 
present to make Zimmerman's flunk a matter of 
small moment.— World. 

The Cheri'y Diamond officials were very indig- 
nant at the failure of Zimmerman to appear, and 
asserted that in view of his definite promises to do 
so his action was very shabby.— Sun. 

The Soy Girl in Cycling, 
A wiiter some time ago alluded to 
the prevalence of the effeminate side of 
a good many cyclists in Cycling, who are 
never happy unless they are covered 
with love tokens and their wheels pre- 
sent a ribbon-bargain-counter appear- 
ance. The "sissy" in cycling is not alto- 
gether a pleasing object, and not flatter- 
ing to either sex, and there is nothing 
more calculated to give one a dose of 
dyspepsia than to see a "sissy" rider 
careering along with ribbons a yard long 
flying from his handle bar. If the ad- 
mittance of women to clubs causes this 
there is more need of drawing a line so 
as to not admit them than to keep "cul- 
lud" folks out of the league. What 
woman feels dignified in riding with a 
simpering youth who vies with her in 
what is pardonable in woman, or seeing 
the many soft-brained dudes usurping 
her privileges of extraordinary personal 
adornment. Such cattle should be 
ducked, like an old hen who persists in 
setting on china eggs. This sounds like 
one of the ribbon brigade, taken from 
to-day's personal column of the Herald: 
''A young man, stranger and bicyclist, on vaca- 
tion, would like to meet some lady riders living in 
New .Jersey and Philadelphia. Address Y. Y. Z., 

* * * 

I^otter the Orator. 
I am in receipt of the Boston Journal, 
sent me by somebody interested in good 
roads, in which there appears an account 
of the annual meet of the Massachusetts 
Boot and Shoe Club. The Journal de- 
votes nearly a page to the speeches, and 

was the magnet, and let the club say 
what it likes, it wilfully misled the pub- 
lic by advertising an impossibflity. This 
might be excused with professional show- 
men, but not in a club of the M. A. C. 
standing. If the dailies which printed 
the explanation of the M. A G. tourna- 
ment directors and blasted Zimmerman, 
knew the facts, they would feel that they 
were entitled to an explanation from the 
Zimmerman side. The M. A, C. seems 
to be going into the show business, and 
an article denouncing such methods of a 
supposed amateur club, in the Evening 
World last Friday, hits the case. Back- 
ing professional pugilists is not in keep- 
ing with the idea of what constitutes an 
amateur club, and this is what the World 
called attention to. The M. A. C. has 
done much to demoralize amateurism, 
and while the club has also done much 
to promote athletic sports, it is fast 
tending towards professionalism of the 
worst kind, and the directors shoifld call 
a halt. 


These are a few remarks of the dailies 
on Zimmerman's non-appearance, which 
show the famous rider has been placed 
before the public in an. unjust and un- 
favorable light: 

Zimmerman, the champion, was entered m all 
the principal events, but failed to put in an ap- 
pearance, he liaviug gone to Cleveland, where 
larger prizes were offered. His absence caused 
considerable disappointment, and the M. A. C. 

the promoters of the meeting recognized 
cyclists by inviting two such distin 
guished men and orators as Colonel Pope 
and Isaac B. Potter, editor of Good 
Roads. The colonel was away from 
home m Alaska, looking, possibly, for a 
summer residence for the riders of "blue 
rims," but Potter was on hand. 


In alluding to the distinguished son of 
Massachusetts, Albert A, Pope, the chair- 
man said he "hoped to have with us to- 
day a man who measures time not by 
days, weeks or years, but by cycles. I 
refer to Colonel Albert Pope, whom we 
all love for his fresh enthusiasm and 
generous help to all that is good. But 
we have with us a man who knows all 
about roads, from Alpha to Omega, and 

whom I met for the first time to-day, 
and find to be a right good fellow. I 
take pleasure in introducing Isaac B. 
Potter, of New York, editor of Oood 
Roads.'" In an eloquent talk which oc- 
cupied a column of nonpareil, Potter told 
those influential men the tale of roads 
in this country, from when tlie May- 
flower landed off the coast of Massachu- 
setts to this progressive age of the League 
of American Wheelmen, The Boot and 
Shoe Club is to be commended for its 
generous recognition of good roads and 
cyclists, for it seems entirely unselfish, 
for the reason that bad roads are hard on 
shoes, and the use of the cycle certainly 
saves shoes. Thus Potter scores one for 
good roads, and at the same time aims a 
blow at the shoe industry. 

JL New Jersey JBoulevard. 
The great drawback to cyclists who 
wished to ride into the heart and best 
points of Jersey in the past has been 
the wretched bod of sand extending 
from Jersey City to Newark, fourteen 
miles distant. From Newark the rider 
can wend his way over good roads into 
any part of the state. Now hope reigns, 
and the cyclists will be glad to learn that 
after more than twenty years of compli- 
cations arising from tedious legal pro- 
ceedings and political jobbery over the 
project, ground was formally broken 
yesterday afternoon at Bayonne for the 
Hudson County boulevard. The work 
of beginning the road was conducted 
under the auspices of the Hudson County 
Board of Chosen Freeholders. 


The new boulevard is to extend from 
the Bergen Point shore of the Kill von 
Kill to the Bergen County line, a dis- 
tance of fourteen miles. Its width is to 
be one hundred feet. The legislature 
passed an act permitting an appropriation 
of $1,000,000 by Hudson County for con- 
structing the road, but the cost of the 
boulevard will far exceed that sura. 
There are two hundred houses to move 
in the upper section. Chief Engineer 
Harrison expects to have the work ad- 
vanced as far as the Hudson County 
durt house, on Jersey City Heights, by 
the spring of 1893. Several large bridges 
are to be built, and in addition to awards 
for damages to adjoining realty the 
county authorities expect to be permit- 
ted to set off benefits to be derived by 
contiguous property. 

With the boulevard completed the run 
from Jersey City to Normal and beyond 
will be a favorite one, and thousands 
will use it, as many live in New Jersey 
and are employed in New York, and 
now they have to patronize the rail- 


Frank Hall is not altogether unknown 
in America ; in fact, he is well known as 
a man with large brains and little honesty 

in the conduct of tournament schemes, 
and New York and San Francisco know 
Frank Hall very weU. He gave very 
successful six-day pedestrian races in 



5rjw York and San Francisco, and re- 
[Hjit said Frank Hall benefitted most by 
ihem and would not care to give others 
m these places This may be wrong and 
' Hall may be all right,"' and the further 
liictthathe has been conducting great 
skating rink enterprises in the Olympia, 
L: ndon, Paris and oth(-r places with 
niJLer people's money and has been suc- 
ressful, may go for a good deal. 


Frank Hall's latest scheme, I learn by 
a letter, is to give a seven-day night-and- 
da}- race in Paris, and all tlae long dis- 
iance riders of America, England and 
France are to compete. It will be a 
success, no doubt, as the French will 
surely flock to see the horrible in cycling, 
and night and day work is horrible, to 
my personal knowledge. There is some- 
thing soothing in the information that it 
is to he given in Frenchland, and which 
Avon't injure cycling much, because the 
French won't understand. Lamb, Wood 
iind Howell curse and swear in English, 
tliusw^ewill be spared the information 
that Lamb called the referee and specta- 
t us naughty names. 

Js Burdette a Candidate ? 

tSaid a member of the racing board to 
me Friday: " I have it on the best of au- 
thority that Colonel Burdette will not be 
a candidate for re-election to the L. A. 

W. presidency, and my authority is ," 

mentioning a cycling editor who affects 
to train a little with the tiartford wire- 
pullers. Calhng on a still greater gun in 
the cycling political world I mentioned 
the news, and as he w^inked liis other 
eye he replied: " Won't he, though? You 
wait and see. When the time conies he 
will be found like Barkis, but may not 
seek the office in the acceptance of the 
lerm." Morgan. 

Palmer's Talk on. Trade. 
Harry Palmer prints a very useful and 
ii.htructive article on "The Cycle Trade" 
in this month's Sporting Goods Dealer, 
and reads the English and American 
trade a valuable lesson. He tells of an 
English firm which «ent to this country 
a traveler who knew nothing of the 
country's trade, and who closed a deal 
with the first attractive talker he met, 
and his firm is now out $20,000. Palmer 
speaks of the glamor of the cycle trade, 
and altogether the three-column article 
is worthy of the Tribune's ex-sporting 
editor and also worthy of reproduction 
by any paper. 

JBerlo'8 New Sacer. 

P. J. Berlo showed the Referee his 
latest creation in racers Friday, and this 
one proves P.J. is a clever mechanic, 
The new "Berlo Racer" weighs nineteen 
and a quarter pounds. It has wooden 
rims, six-inch cranks, saddle fastened 
on a three-inch post, which is in turn 
solid on the frame. The wheel is geared 
to sixty-eight inches, has three and a 
quarter Bidwell-Thomas tires, and is 
painted gold, or rather pure gold leaf is 
used, while the words "Berlo Racer" are 
in bold black letters across the frame. 

JBrer Wilcox in Gotham. 

Secretary E. C. Wilcox of the Stover 
company was a welcome visitor to Goth- 
am last week, and the "old uns and the 
'■young uns' in the trade were glad to 
see the Phoenix hustler. [In order that 
the Freeport man went home in good 
time, Mrs. Wilcox and Wilcox, Jr., ac- 
companied the Freeport youth, and not- 
withstanding an exciting time in Phila- 
delphia, E, C. looked happy and reported 
that the family had enjoyed a delightful 
trip east. Ocean Grove, N. J., having 
claimed their attention for a few days. 



^ Majority Relieve It Will Solve Many 

Jfrohlems — Some Ho Ifot Think 

Well Of It, JBloicever—Sotne 

Of The Opinions. 

The proposed "Cycle Dealers' Board of 
Trade," finds hearty endorsement, judg- 
ing from the following opinions gathered 
by the Referee the -past week. There 
seems to be a general opinion that the 
scheme should embrace and control 
prices, deal with price-cutting and regu- 
late the installment and renting business, 
if the retailer be allowed to become a 
member of the board. The originators 
of the scheme, the law firm of Potter, 
Baldwin & Miner, in their prospectus and 
proposed by-laws, are seemingly contra- 
dictory on this point, and it seems to be 
an open question if the proposed scheme 
refers only to the manufacturer, whole- 
saler (pure and simple) and the jobber of 
cycles and simdries, for section or arti- 
cle five in the prospectus says: "Any 
person in good standing engaged in the 
manufacture of bicycles or cycling sun- 
dries, or dealing in the same, can become 
a member of this board of trade by pur- 
chasing one share of stock," etc. Then 
article one in the proposed by-laws says: 
"Any firm or person in the United 
States, of good standing, doing business 
as manufacturers of, or wholesale dealers 
in cycles and cycling goods, shall be eligi- 
ble to member ship.'' So the by-laws and 
prospectus do not agree as to the qualifi- 
cations of a member. One wholesaler in 
New York thinks that the retailer should 
not be admitted to membership, and 
gave his reasons as follows: "The re- 
tailer is much more numerous than the 
w^holesaler and could at any time com- 
bine and dictate the terms and policy of 
the proposed board," In answer a re- 
tailer said: "That's all nonsense; we 
could not do anything of the kind, for 
the manufaclurers and wholsalers are so 
much better off financially and we are 
dependant to a great extent on them. 
The retailer wants pi'otection from price- 
cutting and those who rent and steal 
wheels. Several abuses could be straight- 
ened out." 


A question w^ill arise as to where the 
headquarters of the board shall be, and 
it is learned Boston would like to get it, 
but a wholesaler of Gotham said that 
New York would earnestly protest 
against Boston being the place. A cir- 
cular sent out by Rouse, Hazard & Com- 
pany to the jobber and wholesaler is 
causing favorable comment, and its pur- 
pose is solely to combine the jobber and 
wholesaler against the man who orders 
a lot of wheels early in the season, and 
when pay-day comes ship them back to 
the seller. This would not interfere 
with the board of trade scheme, but the 
latter could no doubt regulate that mat- 
ter also. Attached toRouse, Hazard 
& Company's circular are the names of 
a majority of American wholesalers who 
are in sympathy with the move, for as 
George R. Bidwell remarked: " We have 
all suffered more or less by the return of 
w^heels through people over-estimating 
their capacity of sales, or lack of push- 
ing them." Mr. Bid well said in response 
to a query: " Sit down and I'll tell you 
what I think of the matter. Y'es, the 
dealers' board of trade is "a good thing. 
It is something that has been wanted, 
and should receive the support of all 
who wish to see certain, abuses corrected, 
and the trade controlled in a conserva- 

tive and wholesome w^ay. I cannot for 
the life of me understand why jealousy 
and ill-feeling should exist in the cycle 
trade. There is room for us all, and by 
working in a measure together we assist 
each other, and thereby strengthen, in- 
stead of weakening each other. I have 
signified our firm's willingness to join 
the proposed board of trade, and if wise 
counsel prevails in its deliberations 
and bickering and personal feeling are 
thrown aside, it will be a royal help to 
the cycle industry." 


Secretary M. L. Bridgeman of the 
American Ormonde Company — "Mr.Wil- 
Us and myself are in hearty sympathy 
with the movement, and our company 
did not hesitate to declare itself in line 
at the start. We beheve in it and should 
hke to see the headquarters in New York 
if possible," 

Treasurer Douglass of the Premier 
Cycle Company — ' 'While President John- 
son is not here, I can voice what I know 
will be his opinion, and that is favorable 
to the scheme, for our trade has grown 
to such an extent that the board of trade 
would be of great assistance to us. Per- 
sonally, I am in favor of anything that 
will assist the trade, and the proposed 
Cycle Dealers' Board of Trade will no 
doubt do so." 

Messrs. P. Angoris and A. A. Atty of 
the Raleigh Company — "AVliy, certainly, 
count us in on the proposed scheme; the 
Raleigh Company wiU always favor any- 
thing that will keep sharks out of the 
trade and correct the many abuses which 
crop out. In England w e have wh at is 
called the Wholesalers' Board of Trade, 
which issues monthly a black-list of peo- 
ple who [are shaky and have not keep 
faith with any of the wholesalers, and 
the scheme is doing much good in weed- 
ing objectionable people out of the trade 
and protecting the members against 
many possible losses." 

George S. Atwater, of the Stover Bi- 
cycle Manufacturing Company's Broad- 
way wholesale and retail store— "It is 
fuU time something was done. I tried 
to organize a Washington dealers' asso- 
ciation to do away with certain abuses 
there, but the principal objectors to the 
scheme kicked because they were afraid 
those who entered into the agreement 
would break it to satisfy their own greed. 
Now this proposed cycle dealers' board 
of trade is all right, providing stiff pen- 
alties (cash-in-advance penalties) are en- 
forced when the board's rules are violat- 
ed. That is the only basis on which I 
would, or would advise anybody, to join 
the association." 


Secretary Vogel of the Gendron Wheel 
Company, who was in New York on 
business, was run to earth, and this is 
what the genial Toledo man said — ' 'There 
seems to be no valid reason why such 
an institution should not be a general 
thing for the cycle business. The fur- 
nitur'e trade, the hardware trade, the 
stationers and the jewelers have their 
boards of trade, which seem to be work- 
ing well, and therefore I see no reason 
why such an important and growing 
trade as the cycle business should not 
have its board. I am sure our company 
will favor it if it is organized on a basis 
of equity and reliabiUty." 

Messrs. Getz, Quinlan and Schwalbach 
of the Gendron New Y''ork force, all 
echoed their chief's opinion. 

T. S. Ray, the quiet, sedate manager 
of the G. & J. Broadway store, thought 
the scheme would be acceptable — ^yea, a 
blessing to local dealers, in order that the 
installment and renting business and 
price-cutting could be regulated. He also 
thinks stiff penalties for wilfulness or 
f orgetfulness in carrying out the rules 
should be enforced. 

That gay, handsome vegeterian, Sid- 
ney Bowman, Zimmerman's friend, who 
presides at Bowman, Collins & Mult- 
hall's, Eighth avenue, believes that the 
retailer is is in more need of protection 
than the wholesalers, and thinks the pro- 
posed board of trade ' 'an all-firing good 
thing," and believes the retail trade 
shoiild have every thought when the 
scheme is brought to a head. Price- 
cutters and those who resort to " ways 
that are dark and tricks that are vain," 
in the cycle trade, should be dealt with 
heavily, and with a stuffed club if need 


L. B. ("Barney") Whymper of Scho- 
veling, Daly & Gales' cycle department, 
is a young man of decided opinions and 
expresses them so forcibly that it bodes 
iU success for an argument — "No, we 
don't want anything to do with a board 
of trade; we belong to one now, and get 
reports from Dunn and Bradstreet, and 
can get one in quick order when we re- 
quire it, so you can say, Mr. Referee, 
'we pass'." 

The elegant, impressive and altogetlier 
popular "Pap" Worden was seen in all 
his oriental splendor at the M. A. C. 
races, and although busy receiving con- 
gratulations on his splendid appearance, 
said: "Why, yes, the Remington people 
will undoubtedly favor any move that 
will control and benefit the cycle trade, 
and although, as you know, the Reming- 
ton is too good a wheel to need protec- 
tion [this with a truthful look toward 
seventeen reporters], we will wilHngly 
enter into an agreement or join a cycle 
dealers' board of trade in order to assist 
our less fortunate brothers. Yes, you 
can count us as one of the allies to the 

Elliott Mason, manager of the Pope 
Manufacturing Company's New Y^ork 
house, remembers a previous attempt at 
forming a cycle dealers' association, and 
sighed when he thought of the end of 
some. "Do you think that the members 
will take enough interest in it? And do 
you think they will agree and stick to 
the rules and regulations?" These are 
some of the queries Mason, with half- 
closed eyes and a far-away look, shot at 
the interviewer, Elliott Mason is one of 
the "old uns" of the trade, and has sold 
Columbias so long, and has seen so many 
changes, that he has become very con- 
servative; and when Mason talks he 
generally talks to the point. "Y^es, in a 
way I favor the scheme, providing it is 
organized properly, and will properly fill 
the field it is intended for. The trade is 
powerful enough to support a first-class 
institution of the kind." 

W. L. Dmyea, Keating Wheel Com- 
dany — "Yes, w^e should have a board of 
trade to control the cycle business, es- 
pecially the wholesale, which means the 
jobber and manufacturer." 


Col. Scheffey, of A. M. Scheffey & 
Company, wholesalers: "I have not 
looked into the matter much, but if the 
board of trade is useful in another line 
it ought to be in the cycle trade. We 
are doing an extensive wholesale busi- 
ness, and of course consult Dunn or 
Bradstreet very often in regard to 

J, Freidenstein, of the Anglo-Ameri- 
can Iron and Metal Company: "We 
place reliance on inquiries and Dunn and 
Bradstreet reports to protect us against 
possible losses, but our dealings are with 
manufacturers principally. I look upon 
such schemes as boards of trade as hand- 
les to some scheme or other, and to pro- 
vide salaries for people and others unin- 
terested. I don't think the plan will 
work; and if it does it won't be for long." 

J. S. Bretz, of Rockaway Manufactur- 
ing Company, Liberty cycles: "We 


sent our firm's namu as a member the 
moment it was started. We not only 
believe in a cycle dealers' board of trade, 
but we think it a necessity and will 
work for it." 

W. B. Slilwell, of Peck & Snyder's 
cycle department: "A good thing; 
can't be organized too soon." 

Manager Day, of E. L. Coleman & 
Company, Barclay street, who is a smart 
and energetic wholesaler, said; "While 
our firm has not sent in its name as a 
proposed member, we think well of it 
and will undoubtedly join a dealers' 
board of trade if started properly." 

McKee & Harrington could not be 
seen, but it was learned that McKee is 
in favor of some such organization to 
regulate the trade and has so expressed 

This, therefore, can be taken as a fair 
census of N«w York opinion on the pro- 
posed cycle dealers' board of trade, and 
the result was surprising, as it is over- 
whelming in favor of such an organiza- 
tion. A member of the law firm which 
started the scheme, said the replies to 
inquiries are almost unanimous in favor 
of an organization. 


No. 4 W. M. Srewster. 

Chance, and the fact that St. Louis 
possessed the biggest brewery and a 
good name for hospitality, took the 
league meet of 1887 to the city by the 
'•Big Muddy," and then the league be 
came acquainted with a man who h;\>- 
been its treasurer ever since, and has be- 
come one of the most famous persons 
in the cycling world. 

"Pop " Brewster first saw the light in 
Cincinnati, though how long ago is a 
secret locked firmly in the bosom of the 
family. No one seems to know' except 
Pop himself, and he won't tell. At a 
guess we should place him at — well, say 
thirty-eight. He may be more — he cer- 
tainly is not less. He has dabbled in 
railroad matters nearly all his life, and 
at the time of his introduction to the 
league and for a long time thereafter, 
was located at St. Louis. Two years ago 
he moved to Quincy, 111., but now he 
has returned to Missouri, and will make 
his headquarters in the classic city of St. 
Joseph. He travels extensively, and 
knows the country from one end to the 

' ' Pop " Brewster is a character rarely 
met with. I remember, once, writing 
something about him — the editor would 
not publish it then so I'll try to ring it in 
on him now — on this order: "He is a 
thoroughly well - informed, practical 
man. Everyone who is favored with 
his acquaintance is fond of him, and all 
that his enemies can find against him is 
that he lives in St. Louis. His stock of 
stories and fund of honor are inexhaust- 

He is well informed. Ask him who is 
the author of the latest dime novel ; he 
knows. Ask him at what time of day 
his ancestors among the Mayflower deck- 
hands first saw America; he knows. Ask 

him who'll be the next pres well, he 

don't know: says he's out of league poli- 
tics, and I really begin to believe it. 
For — pardon the digression — he doesn't 
seem to take the same interest as of old 
in league matters. A laxity of action 
seems to have come over him, and the 
strings which he once held so firmly and 
pulled with such excellent effect have 
been dropped, one by one, probably be- 
cause other and more important inter- 
ests have demanded his attention. It is 
to be hoped that the league is not to lose 
this excellent officer, but appearances 
favor the opinion that his interest is 

One of the most hospitable nutures in 

the world is Brewster's. Nothing is too 
good for his friend. As an entertainer 
I have never seen his superior. "The 
Bill Nye of cycling," some have called 
him, and not inaptly, for a quaint style 
of delivery, ready wit, and superb cheek 
serve to keep any assembly in which he 
may be in a constant roar. 

Not altogether unmixed with sarcasm, 
however, are remarks occasionally 
dropped by the treasurer, and cutting, 
indeed, have been some few of these let 
fall, quietly but effectively on the heads 
ot friend and foe alike, for W. M. B. is 
no particular respecter of persons. 

As a writer Brewster is great. With 
Garden at one end and Brewster at the 
other a pen and ink war was once waged 

which would have dtiveti mauj' men into 
a lunatic asylum. That was before they 
met personally, Now, they hug each- 
other and drink out of the same cup — 
figuratively. Many attempts have been 
made to induce him to write for the cy- 
cling press, and once he did so for awhile, 
but soon withdrew. 

Thus we find the opinion of the world 
to be that Brewster, as an entertainer, is 
great, as a politician, a huge success and 
as a friend, most sincere. Maj'- the cy- 
cling fraternity be blessed by the addi- 
tion of manv men like him. 

Hie Lincoln's Sunday Stm. 
The Lincoln Club run Sunday v^ as to 
Milwaukee by boat Saturday evening. 
Frank Chase had full charge of the trip 
in the absence of Captain Newman. 
Owing to the races only a part of the 
crowd were awheel. The riders went to 
Waukesha, those who were not on 
whee's going by train and returning over 
the twenty-mile course in a bus. Peck, 
Jones and Spooner made a century over 
Milwaukee's regulation course. Eleven 
hours were consumed in the trip; eight 
hours riding time. The Waukesha coun" 
ty roads and hills, taken as a whole, are 
no better than the Elgin-Aurora century 
course. The party relumed Sunday 



Tlie C. H. C. A.nniial Centrivy, 

The annual century run of the Century 
Road Club occurs this Sunday over the 
Elgin-Aurora course. The start will be 
from the corner of Halsted street and 
Washington boulevard at 4 o'clock, 
sharp. Registry books will be opened in 
Hunt's place, where name, club, wheel 
ridden and time of starting will be taken. 
Captains will marshal their club men at 
some given point to avoid confusion and 
may register the party. All the arrange- 
ments en rouce will be very complete. 
This promises to be tlie greatest affair of 
the kind ever held, and to be so must 
have the hearty co-opfrition (f every 
local centurion. Outof town riders will 
congregate at the Gault House on West 
Madison street SaturJay night, that all 
toay be called at the sauc time. 



The Sundred-Mile Path and the Zand's 

End to J'ohn O' Groat's Jtecords 

Lowered— Tire MaTzers Susy 

— International Races. 

London, Aug. 20.— This has been an- 
other week of big performances. On 
Saturday, at Heme Hill, the Surrey B. 
C. tried the experiment of running a 
100-mile path race with pacemakers. 
Owing, however, to the fact that these 
aids were only allowed to the leader, and 
men who were left had to stmggle on 
unaided and as best they could, the 
event, so far as actual racing was con- 
cerned, proved a failure. Man after 
man, unable to go the pace in the first 
hour, cracked and then retired, the re- 
sult being that before half the distance 
was covered only J. E. L. Bates and J. 
H. Adams were left on the path. Both 
were on rear-driving safeties, the former, 
who has fallen out with his old club- 
fellow and companion, S. F. Edge, hav- 
ing desei*ted the M. & C. geared ordinary 
for a New Howe safety, and Adams, of 
course, riding a Whitworth. In my last 
letter I believe I told you to look out for 
some records for Adams. In this very 
race he put up a new set of figure? from 
sixty-four miles to the finish, his ICO 
miles time being 5 hrs. 4 min. 18 3-5 sec. 
This, although less than a minute faster 
than Shoiiand's F. D. record, made in 
the first hundred miles of the Cuca cup 
race, is undoubtedly a very fine j)ex-- 
formance when the conditions under 
which Adams rode are taken into con- 
sideration. Throughout the whole of 
the race the wind was very strong, and 
during a great part of it rain fell qmte 
heavily, Bates, although much fatigued 
by fast work in the first hour, when he 
was trying to break up S. F. Edge, fin- 
ished the distance in 5 hrs. 8 min. 55 3-5 
sec. Adams last mile was covered in 3 
min. 16 2-5 sec. and the last quarter- 
mile in 47 4-5 sec. 


On Tuesday the veteran T. R. Marriott 
of the firm of Marriott & Cooper puc in 
a good performance on the road with F. 
W. Briggs of the North Road C. C. 
Mounted on an Olympia tandem tricycle 
the pair established a record for that 
class of machine from London to York, 
doing the distance in 15 hrs. 20 min. On 
Wednesday R. H. Carlisle reduced the 
Edinburgh to London record by some 
hours. The big performance of the 
week, however, has been that of Law- 
rence Fletcher, the famous secretary of 
the equally famous Anfield B. C. Start- 
ing on Monday, he succeeded in beating 
the record between Land's End and John 
O'Groat's, which T. A. Edge estabhshed 
this summer, by forty-five minutes. His 
time was five minutes under four days. 
Fletcher is a man of many parts. For 
years he has been one of our best road 
riders. He is a most capable secretary 
and organizer; he is a forcible orator 
and also an author of promise. The 
great house of Cassell & Company has 
lately pubHshed a romance of the Rider 
Haggard type from his pen. The title is 
"Into the LTnknown," and tlie first edi- 
tion — a large one — is already exhausted, 
and a second is being prepared. 


Last week I told you that the tire 
makers were more busy than the cj^cle 
makers, and this continues to be the case. 

Messrs. GormeUy & Jeffrey have every 
reason to be satisfied with their experi- 

ment of opening offices in Coventry 
Already the business promises well. 

Messrs. Wittens & Bradbury of the 
Preston Davies Tire Company have been 
making a business toiu- through the 
counti-y, and they also are contemplat- 
ing opening a depot in Coventi-y. To my 
mind the Preston Davies tire is one of 
the very best and one of the very few of 
those which will be largely used in the 

Mr. A. H. Overman is still here and 
leaves for home about the middle of next 
month. This w-eek Mr. Jaffray of the 
Referee left us, and the advent of Mr. 
J. ,7. Prial is announced. Next week 
Mr. Oscar A. Pappe of Pittsburg, Pa., 
departs for Liverpool, after making a 
long tour on a Reform safety through 
parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. He 
intends to visit the World's fair at Chi- 
cago and then to start on another long 
trip, this time visiting the southern hemi- 

FOR three world's CHAMPIONSHIPS, 

There is a prospect of the institution 
of world's championships at an early 
date. At the last meeting of the N. C. U. 
general committee Mr. Hemy Sturmey 
mooted a scheme, and it was left to him 
to form a sub-committee to consrdt with 
the governing associations in other coun- 
tries. His idea is that there should be 
three races— one mile, ten miles and fifty 
miles— each year, and that the first meet- 
ing should take jDlace in Cliicago in 1893, 

Just as I close this letter I learn that 
at Coventry, this afternoon, E. Oxbor- 
row lowered the professional mile, safety, 
record to 2 min. 21 3-5 sec. The cor- 
rectness of the time is vouched for by a 
number of watch-holders, including E. 
H, Godbokl of Bicycling News. 

The West Side TraeJc Scheme. 

The west side will have a track. 
Charles H. Stephens has secured an op- 
tion for a five-year lease of ground at 
Forest Home station of the Wisconsin 
Central, and Chicago, St. Paul & Kansas 
City Railroads. The tract is ten acres in 
extent and can be leased for five years 
with an option for another five years. 

It is easily accessible by electric road 
and may be reached over boulevard 
roads. It is proposed to build a three- 
lap track of boards, thirty feet wide on 
the back stretch and forty feet on the 
home stretch, which is to be 490 feet , 
long. Mr, Stephens is an enthusiastic ■ 
and level-headed worker in the Illinois 
club, which organization has subscribed 
§1,500 of the necessary $4,000. All 
the west side clubs are at work with 
subscription papers. The west side men 
have had offers to consicer, have en- 
thused.only tohave their ardor dampened 
by failure. Their fast men have grum- 
bled about it and have been unable to 
spare the time and expense for training 
at Parkside. That many are speedy has 
been proved by showings made, on the 
road mainly, but often on the path. The 
Illinois club, once a prominent factor in 
local racing, has now come toward the 
front again with a number of good men. 
Had they the chance more could be de- 

Hendee Was Worried, 

George M. Hendee (who, according to 
our solid but slow-going friend. Bicycling 
World, would soon sail for England, ac- 
companied by his bicycle) arrived home 
from a month's trip abroad last week, 
and brought back some experience, a 
few lamps, foot balls and other knick- 
koacks, Hendee was afraid of the cus- 
toms people but escaped unharmed. Mrs. 
Hendee, who is visiting in Paris, will re- 
main in the gay French capital some 
time. J. C. Spears of Worcester, who 
makes the Majestic for Hurlburt & Com- 
pany, accompanied Hendee on the trip. 






p:eoria, ii,i,inois. 

All Orders miled Promptly. 

Jiut Sanger Jiidn't Show Up. 

Milwaukee, Aug 29. — A great crowd 
of wheelmen assembled at the Union 
depot Saturday evening to welcome 
home from the Chicago Cycling Club's 
meet their club mate, Walter Sanger. 
The large throng was not composed en- 
tirely of wheelmen, but was augmented 
by all kinds of people anxious to do 
honor to the Milwaukee flyer. As the 
train rolled into the depot the building 
fairly echoed with the club's familiar 
cry. It the intention to give Sanger 
a demonstration such as he would not 
soon forget, as a testimonial of their 
kind feeling toward him as a brother 
wheelman and their appreciation of his 
desire to carry to the front the colors of 
the Milwaukee Wheelmen. An exten- 
sive programme had been prepared and 
all arrangements made, but the boys 
were doomed to disappointment. San- 
ger failed to show up. Wallie, like Zim- 
merman, is of a modest, retiring disposi- 
tion, and on hearing that a demonstra- 
tion was on foot stayed over in Chicago 
until Sunday. 


Sanger's work at Chicago was very 
satisfactory to his many admirers and 
friends in Milwaukee. His riding the 
first day of the meet called forth un- 
bounded praise from the large crowd 

present, and special recognition and gen- 
erous treatment from the great Chicago 
dailies. All the Milwaukee men did 
well and are worthy of hearty praise. 
Price made a good showing, also Andrae, 
Parks and Schimmel. 


The various Milwaukee dailies give a 
great deal of space to the writing up of 
what they term bicycle news. The 
dearth of sporting news in general for 
sorae time past has led the different 
sporting editors to vie with each other 
in the sensational way. Everything ap- 
pertaining to the sport is dished up. It 
would seem that their only object is to 
write against space and swell every little 
item of interest up to such an extent 
that it looses all resemblance of the 
truth. The latest scheme promulgated 
in the columns of one daily journal is 
the building in Athletic Park of a bicy- 
cle track by the proprietor, H. P. Quinn. 
It gives the information that the Mil- 
waukee Wheelmen have agreed to have 
him build a four-lap track, which is 
guaranteed to be the fastest in the 
country, at an expenditure of $3,000 or 
14,000. The truth of the matter is the 
wheelmen, while fully appreciating the 
need of a track, are alive to the fact that 
in order for them to reap the harvest 
their efforts in the past year .deserve, 
they must build a track themselves and 
exercise as far as possible absolute con- 
trol over all racing events. The Mil- 
waukee Wheelmen have quite a little 
nest-egg laid by for the purpose of build- 
ing a track, and the money made at 
their field day sports and the minstrel 

show to be given this fall will be devoted 
to the project. 


Julius Andrae, the veteran bicycle 
deuler, departed for Germany last week, 
leaving New York Tuesday on the 
steamer Havel. This is Mr. Andrae's 
first vacation in many years, and the un- 
expected announcement of his proposed 
trip caused no little commotion in the 
establishment. It is just thirty- seven 
years since he landed in this country, 
and thirty years ago he laid the founda- 
tion of his present large business. He 
first began the repairing of bicycles in 
1879, and commenced selling them in 
1885. Mr. Andrae deserves the much 
needed rest, and will visit the home of 
his boyhood and spend several months 
with relatives and friends. 


H. A. Coleman, chairman of the en- 
tertainment committee of the Milwau- 
kee Wheelmen, accompanied Sanger in 
his swing around the circle, taking in 
Sarnia, Detroit and Chicago. 

Fved Schroeder and John Jay Baum- 
gartner, of the Milwaukee Wheelmen's 
racing board, attended the three C.'s 
meet at Chicago last week for the pur- 
pose of securing additions to the entries 
for the field day races Sept. 10. 

Fred Schmitz, ex-state champion, has 
resigned his position with the Sercombe- 
Bolte Manufacturing Company, and has 
engaged in the photograph business. 

Jack Rotal. 

Two New Denver Cycle Cltibs. 

Denver, Aug. 37: — The Colorado 
Wheelmen and the Overman Wheel 
Company Club are the latest additions to 
Denver's cycling organis^ations. Both 
are quite original; and one of them, at 
least, deserves more than passing" men- 
tion. The Colorado Wheelmen mem- 

bership is at present limited to twenty- 
ty-five, which limit is now filled. The 
members are mostly racing men, and 
have organized with the idea of benefit- 
ting one another by working together. 
Instead of attempting to procure and fit 
up a white elephant in the guise of a 
club house, they expect to equip some 
suitable quarters as a first-class gym- 
nasium, where men that are training or 
that want to keep in condition can have 
the same and even more privileges at 
much less expense than through the 
agency of an athletic club. The officers 
are: President, W. W. Hoag; captain, E. 
R. Pynchon ; first lieutenant, W. Goyett; 
treasurer, R. H. Biegel; secretary, J. S. 
Van Buskirk; manager, Louis Block, 
Among the membei'S of the club are, last 
year's road race time medal winner, this 
year's time medal winner, the crack cen- 
tury rider and the state champion, as 
well as several lesser lights in the local 
racing world. All around it is an or- 
ganization that will be heard from soon- 
er or later. 


The Overman Wheel Company's Club 
is composed of the thirteen employes of 
the Denver branch. The uniform of the 
male members consists of black pants 
and stockings, white cap and sweater. 
The company's monogram, when worked 
in on the white sweater with black ma- 
tarial, is very striking. 

The Stokes Manufacturing Company is 
now quartered in its new location at 
Eighteenth and Stout, next door to the 
Overman Wheel Company. With these 
houses here Denver can boast of as hand- 
some cycle stores as one could find. 

With the Stokes people, the Overman, 
and the Kenwood and Rambler agencies 
all within a block of Eighteenth and 
Stout streets, this part of town can easily 
be called a second cycle row. Higgins. 


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Hannan and Whitney will have to move 
to be in fashion. 

Labor day, Sept. 5, the Denver Ath- 
letic Club gives its fall field sports. 
Among the events are a half and one- 
mile, open, and two and five-mile, handi- 
cap bicycle races. Most of the local 
cracks will appear, although few have 
had time to train, oq account of the club 
■delaying the advertising of the event. 

Daliota's L. A. W. Menhhershij). 

Mitchell, S. D , Aug. 27.— South 
Dakota iu the last few months, from a 
list which placed her at the foot of the 
ladder as regards league members, has 
been jumping upwards at quite a rapid 
rate. At the beginning of the year her 
membership list contained but four 
names; at this writing it includes sixty- 
four names — quite an increase. This 
rapid increase has in part been due to 
the work of W. J. Healey, secretary of 
the Mitchell Wheelmen, who has spent 
considerable time and money in an effort 
to secure a membership sufficient to en- 
title the state to representation in the 
national body. The city of Aberdeen 
sent in eighteen applications, Watertown 
six or seven, and Mitchell twenty-three. 
It is the intention of the cyclers in the 
state to hold quite a meet next year so 
far as prize list is concerned. 

Fred Pattee, the genial representative 
of Rouse, Hazard & Company, of Peo- 
ria, was in town transacting business the 
past week. He also made a flying visit 
to the Svensgaard Company, Fergus Falls, 
Minn., and Hutchinson & Phillips, of 
Sioux City, Iowa, as well as a visit to 
the Nebraska Cycle Company, of Lin- 
coln, in which concern Patee is interest- 
ed. While here he took in a sample of 
the immense roads of this section. 

The abundant crops produced in this 
state this year will be the means of caus- 

ing a good demand for wheels this fall 
and the coming year. 

To Try Military Cycling. 

St. Louis, Aug. 29.— George M. Wilder 
and O. L. Rule rode to Jefferson Bar- 
racks yesterday and completed all ar- 
rangements for the Cycling Club's first 
attempt at military service. Fifteen 
members of the club will ride to the bar- 
racks early Sunday morning, Sept. 18, 
and after strapping on their carbines, 
etc , will be given orders by Colonel 
Young to proceed at once to some desig- 
nated point and to send two men back 
from there at all possible speed, to make 
a full report to him regarding condition 
of route, together with sketch of country 
gone through. After sending their two 
men back to headquarters to report, the 
main body will start back to the barracks 
at a moderate pace. 

The distance to be traveled will not be 
over sixty miles and it will not be a race, 
as the men must keep together. The 
two men sent to report on the roads are 
not likely to have any trouble sketching 
the roads, as there are very few roads in 
the St. Louis riding district that the 
Cycling Club boys do not know like a 

Character on the Wheel, 
When it was said of a successful wheel- 
man that his prestige was won by his 
legs and not by his brains, or words to 
that effect, a grave error was made. If 
the originator of the thought had wit- 
nessed the struggle for supremacy be- 
tween the contesting wheelmen on the 
road between Waukesha and Milwau- 
kee; and if he was possessed of intelli- 
gent observation and discrimination, he 
would not have spoken so carelessly. 

That contest (and as well others of like 
character) was one of brains as well as 
of brawn. 

There was driving power behind the 
eyes that gleamed over the forewheel as 
determined and strong as the power that 
moved the pedals. 

Indeed, is it not true that the muscle 
is brought into activity only through the 
will power — the brain ? 

When the contestants who left Wau- 
kesha reached the foot of Undertaker's 
hill the real struggle began. The trained 
muscle was but the servant of the think- 
ing force. 

Look at the principal contestants. Ob- 
serve, as they begin the ascent, the cour- 
age, the cunning, the diplomacy. 
Strength is to measure strength: endur- 
ance to measure endurance ; strategy to 
outwit strategy. Speed will be deter- 
mined later. 

There goes an ambitious rider who 
thinks only of his present strength; but 
he is trailing his vitality on the rough 
road while a more thoughtful competi- 
tor drives, carefully, avoiding the dan- 
gerous places and marking cut a straight- 
er line. Still another racer, more mind- 
ful of his vitality than the one now far 
in advance on the hill, lags further in 
the rear than other speedy men. And 
so, throughout the struggling mass, the 
thinking force will be found with the 
speedy, successful force. 

But finally the last rough place and 
the last hill are passed, and, like a sun- 
burst after a storm, the rainbow vision of 
success rises over the level path beyond 
for those who thought as they rode. 

Now catch a gleam of sparkling eyes ! 
See the tensity of muscle, urged into 
activity by the intensity of purpose ! 

From hip -joint upward, all emotion. 
From hip-joint downward, all motion. 
Mind, heart, soul, muscle — all in harmo- 
nious combination — fierce, determined, 
fearless, even reckless now ! The glory 
of victory is already burning in their 
hearts. It is a grand race, and one of 

brain more than of brawn. The prestige 
of success cannot lie in the winner's 
limbs alone. The guiding power is in 

his head, D. 


TTlhricht Malies a Record. 
Emil Uibricht established a record for 
the Elgin-Aurora course, Sunday, riding 
the 104 miles in 7:13:002-5. He was timed 
by J. M. Erwin and George G. Green- 
burg, and paced as follows: To Melrose 
by W. J. McMahon and L. Tagholm; to 
Addison by John Erickson and L. Tag- 
holm; to Ontarioville by G. Paulsen, and 
into Elgin by J. Hoeck. He reached 
Elgin in 2:25, ten minutes behind Cut- 
ting's claimed time. The roads were 
rough and rutty. Wilkinson, of Elgin, 
took him into Aurora in 1:20, placing 
him five minutes ahead of Cutting's 
time. Here he was rubbed down and 
had his tire fixed. To Naperville, Bar- 
tholdi and George Webb took him, and 
G. Olsen and ' 'Bob" Fisher paced him to 
Downer's Grove. From here to Riverside 
he rode on a flat tire with Erickson and 
W. Christiansen pacing. Erickson and 
Woolas took him to Oak Park, and M. 
NesFel and J. Clark to the finish. He 
looked badly used up. Over 500 people 
saw the finish of the ride. His time from 
Aurora was 3:45, against a head wind. 
About a half-hour in all was lost, This 
is not better than Cutting's time, but is 
record, as it was properly checked and 



On Sunday the Peoria Bicycle Club 
will run to Lacon and take dinner at the 
hotel in that place, and it is safe to say 
the boys wiU do ample justice to the 
viands set before them, Lacon is situ- 
ated on the east bank of the Illinois 
river, thirty miles north of Peoria. The 
road from Peoria to the little city f oUows 
the Illinois river, making the same gi-ace- 
ful curves and stretches as does that 
noted stream. 


Two Big Dnys at l^arhside. 
The two days' meet of the Chicago Cy- 
cling Club at Parkside last Friday and 
Saturday was unquestionably the most 
successful affair of the kind ever held in 
the Garden City in point of attendance, 
good racing and finances. The event 
was gotten up hurriedly, but carefully, 
and as a resnlt the Chicago club is in the 
neighborhood of a thousand dollars the 
richer, while the people of the city have 
had a taste of good racing, notwith- 
standing Zimmerman and other cracks 
were not present. It is doubtful if more 
people could have been accommodated 
on the grounds, for there is a very lim- 
ited seating capacity in the grand 
stand and club house. Friday several 
hundred ladies were admitted free, and 
it is safe to say every one saw the races 
Saturday. It was a crowd of high-class 
ptople epch day, and intense interest 
was manifested in the races, particularly 
by the fair sex. 


Notwithstanding the fact that the Illi- 
nois Central people had been requested 
to put on extra cars each day to carry 
the estimated large crowds, only the reg- 
ular trains were run, and as a result tlie 
people were compelled to ride on top of 
cars and on the engine's tender. The 
trains were behind time, and Saturday the 
races began an hour late. Many people at 
Van Buren etreet were unable to board 
the train at all, and some returned home 
in disgxist. It seems that when a big 
cycle event is on, and the Illinois Cen- 
tral is depended upon to carry the 
crowds, there is always a mishap and 
the people do not reach their destination 
at the time figured on. Oood railroad 
facilities wovild have increased the gate 
receipts materially. Fortunately for the 
ticket sellers at the gate, many had pur- 
chased their tickets befoi'e hand and on 
the train, and as a result there was little 
delay at the gate, biit it took six and 
eight to take the tickets at times. 


So eager were the people that they 
went over the fences, and club mem- 
bers collected tickets along the line. A 
rush was made for the grand stand, par- 
ticularly on Saturday, and in a few mo 
ments every seat was filled, while the 
verandahs and club house roof, and 
every available spot around the track 
were occupied, packed in some places. 
On Friday at least 2,000 attended, and 
Saturday there were between 3,500 and 
4,000 people on the grounds. English- 
men would laugh at such a "gate,"' but 
it beats anything Chicago ever saw — her 
people are just now becoming interested 
in cycle races, and another year very 
successful tournaments may be run. 
The Parkside grounds will not accom- 
modate more than 4,500 at the most, and 
a large proportion of that number is 
compelled to stand. It was an orderly 
crowd and easily managed. A police 
sergeant said; '"That's the best behaved 
crowd for its size I ever saw: our ser- 
vices were useless here,' 


The grounds of the cricket club were 
in apple-pie order, also the club house, 
but it was due to the race committee 
that such was the state of affairs, for the 

membois of the club and the committee 
cleaned the grounds and swept the house 
themselves, notwithstanding the fact 
tliat the grounds were paid for. The 
tracv, too, was put in good shape at the 
instance of the C. C. C. , and half the ex- 
pense was borne by the club leasing the 
grounds. It is a queer way to run tilings, 
but the only thing that could be done 
■with the grounds management. It might 
here be stated that if the cricket club 
would be liberal to some extent the 
Parkside groimds would prove a profit- 
able investment, but as things are now 
run it will be a long time before they 
will pay expenses. 


Considering the size of the crowd the 
track and enclosure were kept weU clear- 
ed, so that the officials had some chance 
to work. There was a large delegation 
of daily newspaper men, and some of 
those who found flaws in the manage- 
ment w^ere the ones who were most in 
the way. The regular cycling news- 
gathertrs knew tht-ir places and helped 
to keep order. The Lincoln C. C. band 
occupied a prominent position in a tent 
on Friday, but as the members missed 
the train Saturday the musicians did not 
put in an appearance on that day, much 
to the disappointment of the crowd. 
Starter Conkling and Clerk Anderson 
kept the riders busy, and every race was 
started with great i)romptncss. 

Friday's Maces. 

A very few moments after 3 o'clock 
the novice race was started with an even 
baker's dozen of men, seven having been 
barred because of having won prizes on 
the road. Allen set the pace to the half, 
when Dale took it vip and opened a wide 
gap, w'inning by fifty yards in 3:002-5. 
The first start was marred by a fall, and 
in the second Clark fell at the fir.-t turn. 


Lumsden was on scratch and Davis at 
thirty-five yards, and the latter had it 
all his own way in the first heat, winning 
by twenty-five yards, with Leonhardt a 
few feet ahead of Lumsden, who did not 
gain on Davis at all. There was more 
interest in the second heat, Van Sicklen 
winning from twenty yards, and Hel- 
mich, sixty yards, and Ehodes, scratch, 
being close up. In the third heat Slusser 
took things easy and won from the 
eighty-yard mark in 1:05 4-5, while 
Thorne beat out Johnson for second 
place with an advantage of twenty yards 
in handicap. Sanger, in the fourth 
heat, caught the field from scratch on 
the last eighth, and had no trouble in 
getting in first, with Nelson second from 
eighty yards. Sanger mowed down his 
men beautifully, and the crowd gave 
him a heaty cheer as he crossed the tape. 
Smith won the last heat by twenty-five 
yards, though Bliss made a hard fight to 
make up sixty-five yards. Githens did 
not make up tlie ten yards on Bliss, and 
was, in fact, unplaced. 


It seems to be good luck or good rid- 
ing on the part of the Cliicago C. C. 
team, for the club has not lost a team 
race this season. Lumsden, Bode and 
Winship battled for the big club, while 
Steele, Stilwell and Helmich attended to 
the Lake View's interests. Points were 
counted at the end of each mile, the first 
being finished first by Lumsden, then by 
Bode, Steele, Helmich, Winship and 
Stillwell— 13 to 8 points for the Chica- 

gos. The last mile Lumsden also came 
in first, with Bode, Stilwell, Steele, Hel- 
mich and \¥inship close up — ^13 to 9; 
total, 35 to 17 points. 


The mile, open, brought out fourteen 
of the best in the two heats, each of 
which made a fine race. Eeferee Sheri- 
dan j)laced a 2:40 time limit on the heats, 
and both were well inside. Hunger, 
Van Sicklen and Bliss kept up a hot pace 
in the first heat, and Andrae quit after 
the first lap, Callan on the second and 
Ballard, thinking the third to l>e the last 
lap, spurted, only to be compelled to quit. 
Hunger won well ahead of Van Sicklen 
and Bliss, who nearly made a dead heat, 
the former winning by an inch; Price 

In the second heat George Thorne fell 
at about fifty yards, while Johnson and 
Sanger kept up a merry gait, with Gith- 
ens close up. On the spurt Sanger went 
to the front and won from Githens, John- 
son and Davis close up and Hunter some 
yards behind. 


This event brought out just thirty 
starters, all the scratch men starting but 
Lumsden. It was a big field for a quar- 
ter-mile track and the scorers were kept 
busy, the riders being stretched out 
away around the track. The scratch 
men, Rhodes, Hunger, Sanger and Gith- 
ens, soon caught the seventy-five-yard 
men, Johnson, Van Sicklen and Bliss, 
and a moment later George Thorne was 
picked up. This bunch kept well to- 
gether and cut down the field with ap- 
parent ease. The spurt w^as commenced 
by Hunger on the last quarter, Sanger 
and Githens keeping close up. At the 
last turn Sanger went up and passed 
Hunger, while Githens closed up the 
gap, went past Sanger, and won by an 
open length, George Thorne and Leon- 
hardt being but a few^ yards back. 


Rhodes, Hunger, Sanger Ballard, Hel- 
mich, Davis, Dever, Hunter and Price 
started in this event, Helmich making 
pace for the first quarter. On the turn 
Hunter ran wild, forcing Davis to the 
edge and nearly over the bank. BaUard 
was also forced up and went over, re- 
ceiving several bad cuts. Sanger and 
Price improved their opportunity when 
the others left tlie pole, and got a good 
lead, finishing first and second, respec- 
tively, with ease, while Hunger got third 
and Rhodes quit altogether. 


The last event on the card was the 
five mile handicap, and so large was the 
field that it was almost unpossible to tell 
how the race stood, except that Tagholm 
was in the lead, for with five hundred 
yards the scratch men only made pace 
for him and he hung on to the last, be- 
ing still a lap ahead of them at the fin- 
ish. It was a grand race and all the 
good men were in it. Repeatedly the 
back mark men tried to shake off Tag- 
holm, but he held on. There was an 
immense field and but one accident. 
Price falling at about three and a half 
miles. Steele from 400 yards worked 
like a beaver and caught everybody 
ahead of him but Tagholm, while Leon- 
hardt lost second place only by a scratch. 


One-mile, novice —Russell Dale, I. C. C, 1.; Le- 
roy Rogers, G. C. W., 9; J. S. Allen, .3; time, .3:00 
2-5, Also started, E. Berger, John Schneider, J. 
Clark, who fell, and C. J. Gilmore. 

Half-mile, handicap— Fii-st heaf>— C. W. Davis, 
C. C. C, 3.7 yds., 1; A. Leonhardt, Oal. W., 75 yds., 
2; time, 1:13 2-5. Also started, A. E. Lumsden, 
scratch; R. M. Tidd, St. Louis, 50 yds.; H. A. 
Dever, Rockford, 60 yds.; 0. J. Gilmore, 75 yds.; 
A. W. Swigert, 75 yds. 

Second heat— N. H. Van Sicklen, C. C. 0., 20 
yds. 1; A. Helmich, Jr., L. V. 0. C, GO yds., 2; W. 
A. Rhodes, 1. 0. C, scratch, 3; time, 1:11 1-5. 
Also started, E. C. Bode, C. C. C, 85 yds.; F. E. 

Hunter, Indianapoli.s, .50 yds.; M. Nessel, Col. W., 
f.nyds.;D. Dreier, C. C. C, 70 yds.; J. C. Clark, 
Col. W., 75 yds. ; J. L. AUen, 80 yds. 

Third heat— R. W. Slusser, L. C. C, 80 yds., 1; 
George A. Thome, C. C. C, 45 yds., 2; J. S. John- 
son, Minneapolis, 20 j'ds., 3; time, 1:05 4-5. Also 
started, L. D. Mimger, C. C. C, scratch; C. W- 
Price, Mdwaukee, 40 yds.; J. F. StlUwell, L. GrC., 
.55 yds.; C. A. Fox, L. V. C. 0., 60 yds.; G, W. 
Mitchell, 70 yds. 

Fourth heat— W. C. Sanger, scratch, 1 ; M. Nel- 
son, Cal. W., 80 yds., 2; C. E. Parkes, Milwaukee, 
60 yds., 3; time, 1:11 1-5. Also started, H. B. 
Winship, E. C. C, 30 yds.: E. W. Ba,llard, C. C. C, 
■10 yds.; J. Schnider, Cal. W., 65 yds.; O. C. Green, 
C. C. C, 70 yds.; J. E. Lonn, La Porte, Ind., 100 
yds ; O. R. Barnett, C. C. W., 90 yds. 

Fifth he^.t— C.P. Smith, L 0. C„ 75 yds., 1; J- 
P. Bliss, C. C. C, 10 yds , 2; F. T. Andrae, Milwau- 
kee, 40 yds., ,3; time, 1:13 2-5. Also started, H. A. 
Githens, C. C. C, scratch; Roy Keator, L. C. C, 
55 yds.; F. W. Newland, L 0. 0., 60 yds.; E. Ber- 
ger, 75 yds. 

Two-mOe team race (points scored at end of 
each mile) — Chicago Cycling Club, Lumsden, 
Bode, Wmship, 25 points; Lake View Cycling 
Chib, Steele, Stilwell, Hehnich, 17 points. Lums- 
den and Bode finished first and second, respect- 
ively, in each mile. 

One-mile, open— First heat— L. D. Hunger C. 
C. C, 1 : N. H. Van Sicklen, C. C. C, 2: J. P. Bliss, 
C.C.C., 3; C. W. ;Pri^e, Milwaukee, 4. Also started 

E. W. Ballard, C. 0. C; W. CaUan, L. V. C. C; 

F. T. Andrae, Milwaukee. 

Second heat>— W. C. Sanger, Milwaukee, 1; H. A. 
Githens, C. C. C, 2; J. S. Johnson, Minneapolis, 3; 
0. W. Davis, C. C. C, 4 Also started, G. A. 
Thorne, C. C. C; F,:E. Hunter, Indianapolis; W. 
A. Rhodes, I. C. C. 

Three-mile, handicap— H. A. Githens, C. C. C, 
scratch, 1;W. C. Sanger, Milwaukee, scratch, 2; 
L. D. Hunger, scratch, 3; G. A. Thome, C. C. C, 
175 yds., 4; A. Leonhardt, Cal. W., -350 yds., 5; tune, 
8:33 3-5. Also started, Johnson, Van Sicklen, 
Bhss (fell), Winship, Nessel, Tidd (fell), Ulbrieht, 
Keator, Stillwel, Peck, Fox, Helmich, Parkes, 
Newland, Dreier, Callan, Smith, Mitchell, Swigert, 

Half-mile, open— W. C. Sanger, Milwaukee, 1; 
0. W. Price, Milwaukee, 2; L. D. Hunger, C. C. C, 
3; time, 1:18 2-5. Time Hmit, 1:18, but race 
allowed. Also started, Ballard, Helmich, Davis, 
Dever, Hunter. 

Two-mile, handicap— L. Taghlam, Col. W., .500 
yds., l;Gus Steele, L. V. 0. C, 400 yds., 2; A. 
Leonhardt, Cal. AV., 500 yds., 3; J. Schneider, Cal. 
W., 475 yds. 4; O. C. Green, C. C. C, 4.30 yds., 5: 
time, 14:56. Also started, Hunger, Rhodes, San- 
ger, Githens, Bhss, Johnson, Van Sicklen, Andrae, 
Wtoship, Thorne, Ballard, Price, Keator, Ul- 
brieht, Stillwel, Nessel, Peck, Smith, Callan, 

SaUtrday's JEvents. 
There was more interest taken in the 
races on Saturday than on the previous 
day, and the racing was betier, too. 
Van Sicklen fell on the west turn, and 
Bliss received another tumble, but 
neither was hurt. Ballard did not ride, 
owing to the cuts received Friday. 


The first event on the programme was 
the final of the half-mile handicap, and 
all who qualified started. Davis, from 
fifteen yards, finished first easily, six 
yards in front of Van Sicklen (20 yards), 
who was two lengths ahead of Sanger 
(scratch). Sanger nearly caught Davis at 
one time, but the speedy Chicago man 
opened up a gap and won in 1:09 2-5 
from his mark. 


This event had thirty-three entries, 
and was run in two heats. Steele had 
little trouble in getting first place in the 
first heat, with Parkes, Green and Oak- 
ley close up, the time being 3:47 2-5. In 
the second heat Dale spurted the last 
eighth and won easily in 2:53 1-5, with 
Leonhardt, Barnett and Hrach in the 
order named. Parkes, Dale and Bar- 
nett fell in the final, and Steele crossed 
the tape first and Leonhardt second. 
Both men were disqualified, however, 
the first for looking arotmd and Leon- 
hardt because he cut across the field. 
Green, who finished third, was given the 
race, and Oakley was awarded second, 


There were four h^ats in the mile 
handicap. Parks being first in the first 
heat, with Lumsden second and Andrae 
third. Van Sicklen feU on the west 
turn. In the second heat Sanger won 



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from scratcli amid great cheering, while 
Leonhardt, from 145 yards, was second, 
and Rhodes thii'd from forty-five yards. 
The two following heats were merged 
into one, three men to ride ia tlie final. 
Johnson had forty-five yards and won by 
a half lenght, George Thome being 
second and Githen-? third from twentj'- 
five yards. The final fell to Leonhardt 
with Parkes second and Johnson third. 

THE boys' race. 
This was probably the most interesting- 
event of the day, and little twelve-year- 
old Paul Schimmel and Fred Kurtz went 
over the tape almost neck and neck, the 
former an inch or two in the lead. Cal- 
lan, who never should have been in the 
race, was beaten oot by two much small- 
er lads, and finished an extremely poor 
third. Schimmel's time was 2:52. He 
was advised not to go into the race be- 
cause the others were so much older and 
larger, when he rephed: " What the 

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make a good one some day. 


On the result of this race Milwaukeans 

fideut, but they took the defeat grace- 
fully and were among the first to con- 
gratulate the victor. 

Muiiger will travel to Springfield at 
the expense of the Mail, having captured 
the trip-to-Springfield prize i" the two- 
mile scratch race. A time limit of 5 -.45 
was placed on the race by Referee Sberi- 
dan, and the winner's time was 5:30 3-5. 
The men changed pace and Rhodes at- 
tempted a run-away game, but soon 
dropped out altogether. George Thorne 
got in next to Mtmger, Bhss third , Da^is 
fourth and Githens fifth — five C. C. C. 
men in a string. 


The tliree-mile ordinary event was 
changed to a one-mile to save time. 
Wing, of Ottawa, was on a pneumatic 
pony Star, Young on a pneumatic oi- 
dinary, and Bamberger on a solid ordi- 
nary. Wing romped away on the start 
and won in 2:56 3-5, wliile Bamberger 
beat out Young. All looked around and 
only this saved the first man from being 

I. C. C, 3; time, 2:44 1-5. Steele finished with 
ease, but was disqualified for looking around. 

One-mile, handicap— First heat— C. E. Parkes, 
Milwaukee, 125 yds., 1; A. E. Lumsden, C. 0. C, 
22 yds., 2; F. T. Andrae, 95 yds., 3; time, S;S3 4-5. 
Also stai-ted Van Sicklen (fell), Tidd, Mitchell, 

Second heat — ^\V. C. Sanger, Milwaukee, scrattli, 
1 ; A. Leonhardt, Cal. W., 145 yds., 2; W. A. 
Rhodes, L C. C, 45j'ds., 3; time, 2:32 1-5. Also 
started Dever. 

Third heat— J. S. Johnson, Minneapolis, 45 yds., 
1 ; G. A. Thome, C. C. C, 75 yds., 2; H. A. Githens, 
C. 0. C , 25 j-ds., 3; time, 2:30 2:5. This was third 
and fourth combined. Also started Hunter, Nes- 
sel, Newland, Munger, Helmich, Gilmore. 

Fourth heat— O. C. Green, C. C. C, 150 yds., 1; 
V. W. Davis, 0. C. C , 40 yds., 2; time, 2:31 2-5. 
Also started Blss, Price, Steele, Keator, Swigert. 

Final heat— A. Leonhardt, 1; C. E. Parkes, 2; J. 
S. Johnson, 3; time, 2:28 3-.5. 

One-mile, boys' — Paul Schimmel, Milwaukee, ]; 
Fred Kurtz, 2; W. Callan, 3; time, 2:52. 

One-mile, open, final— W. C. Sanger, Milwaukee, 
1: J. S. Johnson, Minneapolis, 2; H. A. Githens, 
C. C. C, 3; time, 2:47. Also started L. D. Mun- 
ger, Bliss (fell), Price, Davis. 

Quarter-mile, sci'atoh — First heat —A. E. Lums- 
den and W. C. Sanger (tie), 1 ; R. M. Tidd, St. 
Louis, 2; time, :36. Also rode Rhodes, Van Sick- 
len, Price, Dever. 

Second heat— L. D. Munger, 1 ; G. W. Mitchell, 
2; time, :37. Also lode Thoi'ne, Helmich, Hun- 

Tfie Philadelphia Maces, 

Rain for several days previous and 
threatening weather all day Saturday, 
had a disasterous effect on the Quakers' 
meet, but under the circumstances it was 
a most successful afl'air, although disap- 
pointing to the club, which had expected 
an attendance of several thousand peo- 
ple, There Avere some 1,500 present, 
notwithstanding the gloomy outlook, 
and shortly after the races were com- 
menced the sun came out bright and 
warm. The track was wet and soggy 
and unridable at the pole in some places, 
Tyler, Relph, Riverside Smith and Hazle- 
ton were the principal men from out of 
town, although there was an abundance 
of local talent, which showed up in great 

Tyler won the quarter-mile open in 
good shaj)e, but met defeat in both the 
half and mile open events, the only two 
in which Taxis rode. In the mile, Smith 
went for and captured the lap prizes, but 
on the finish Tyler set pace for nearly 
the whole lap. Taxis took advantage of 
this, and challenged on the stretch, win- 

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left quite a little money in Chicago. 
They thought Sanger would beat Lums- 
den. In the first heat Lumsden and 
Sanger ran a dead heat for first place, 
according to the judges, but spectators 
say Lumsden won by six or eight inches. 
There was no cheering on either side 
then; all waited for the final. Price and 
Tidd also qualified in this beat, and in 
the second it was Munger, Andrae, Bliss 
and Bode in the order named. Andrae 
was disqualified for looking around, and 
the rule was made to apply to the re- 
mainder of the races. In the final Lums- 
den, Sanger, Price, Munger and Bliss 
started. Lumsden took the lead imme- 
diately and got well ahead. On the east 
tui-n Sanger ran a little wild, while 
Lumsden took the turn perfectly. The 
latter kept his lead and Sanger never 
gained an inch; in fact, he seemed to 
lose a trifle, and amid the wildest 
cheers the Chicago man shot over the 
tape three lengths ahead, while Mimger 
and Bliss brought up the rear. The time, 
35 2-5 sec, is record for the track for a 
dtarting quarter. The lo-s of this race 
by Sanger made the Milwaukeeans quite 
diconsolate. They had expected to see 
him beat the Chicago man and were con- 


Great interest was centered in this 
race, the Walker cup, held by C. T. 
Kinsely, being the first prize. Sanger, 
Munger, Lum-den, Andrae and BaUa'd 
did not ride, and Githens quit early in 
the race. Rhodes soon fell back and was 
l^acing Kinsley, for which he was or- 
dered off the track. Van Sicklen's 
sprocket wheel became lose and he was 
out, while Johnson and Bhss at 170 yar.'s 
caught Thorne (300 yards) in tw^o miles. 
This bunch then kept overhauling the 
field, and at four miles had all passed. 
The spurt of the last quarter was a grand 
one, and Thorne show^ed his ability by 
getting in first by two or three lengths, 
Johnson second. Bliss third, Keator 
fourth and Steele fifth. 


Half-mile, handicap, final— C. W. Davis, C. C. C, 
15 yds,, 1; N.H. Van Sicklen, C. C. C, 20 yds., 2; 
W. C. Sanger, scratch, 3; time, 1:09 1-2. Also 
sUrted Bliss, Johnson, Thorne, Tidd, Leonhardt, 
Helmich, Slusser, Nelson and Smith. 

One-mile, thi-ee minute class— Fii'st heat— Gus 
Steele, L. V. C. C, 1; C. E. Parkes, Milwaukee, 2: 
O. 0. Green, C. C. C, 3; time, 2:47 3-5. 

Second heat— Rassell Dale, L C. C.,]; A. Leon- 
hardt, Cal. W., 2; J. L Oakley, T. C. 0., 3; time, 

Final heat- O. C, Green, C. C. C„ 1: J. I. Oakley, 

Final heat— A. E. Lumsden, C. 0. C, 1: W. C. 
Sanger, Milwaukee, 2; L. D. Munger, C. C. C, 3; 
time, :35 4-5. 

Two-mile, scratcli— L. D. Munger, C. C. C., 1; 
George A. Thorne, C. C. C, 2; J. P. Bliss, C. C. C 
3; time, 5:30 2-5. Also started Githens, Rhodes, Da- 
vis, Price. 

One-mile, ordinary— Frank Wing, Ottawa, 1 ; E. 
D. Bamberger, I. C. C, 2; W. B. Young, C. C C, 
3; time, 2:56. 

Five-mile, invitation, handicap- Geoi-ge A. 
Thorne, C. C. C, 300 yds., 1; J. S. Johnson, Mm- 
neapolis, 170yds., 2; J.:p. Bliss, C.C.C, 170 yds., 3; 
Roy Keator, L. C. C, 400 yds., 4; Gus Steele, L. V. 
C. C, 400 yds., 5; time, 14:42 2-5. Also started 
Githens, Rhodes,KJnsley, Leonhardt, Green, Peck, 


When the races were over Saturday 
night the winners and their friends 
gathered at the C. C. C.'s house, where 
the prizes were given out. There was a 
good delegation of Milwaukeeans, who 
had yelled themselves hoarse when 
Sanger, Price, Parkes and Schimmel 
made their excellent showing; also the 
Illinois and Chicago "push." The club 
house was decorated with Chinese lan- 
terns. Refreshments were served during 
the evening, and the visitors departed, 
while the club's officials stayed, counted 
cash and congratulated themselves on 
the success of the meet. 

ning handsomely. In the half, Smitli 
crowded both Tyler and Taxis closely on 
the stretch in the final, and a bad acci- 
dent was narrowly prevented. Taxis had 
a slight lead at the time, and Tyler vvas 
compelled to slow up or go into the fence. 
He chose the former, finishing a good 

One feature of the meet was the speed 
shown by Howard Wunder. a local man 
who has been doing good work in prac- 
tice, and who showed that he was capa- 
ble of the same speed in a race. First 
and second prizes were given in each 
trial heat run, with the exception of the 
novice. Following is the summary : 

One-mile, safety, novice— Fu-st heat— John 
Fretz, Pottstown T^lieelmen, 1; George Rocket, 
TiogaA. A., 2; Da\id Bechtel, Pottstown MHieel- 
men, 3; time, 3:00 4-5. 

Second heat — John B. Kendriok, Jr., Park Ave- 
nue Wheelmen, 1; S. Rich, Jr., S; Oiailes Miller, 
Eclipse Wheehiien, 3; time, 3:03 3-5. 

Final heat— S. Rich, Jr., 1 ; John Fretz, 3; Geo. 
Rocket, 3; tune, 3:07 2-5. 

Quarter-mile, open — ^First heat — H. B. Martin, 
Asbury Park Wheelmen, 1; J. R. Hazleton, Rock 
away A. O., 2; H. Gill, .Jr., F. A. W., 3; tin.. , 
•M 2-5. 

Second heat— H. G. Tyler, Springfield Bicyi I. 
Club, 1; H. T, Wunder, T. A. A., 2; George < 
Smith, Riverside Wheelmen, 3; time, ;.35 1-5, 


Final heat— H. C. Tyler, 1; H. T. Wunder, 2; J. | Goetz, Cleveland, 2; F. B. Baunian, Cleveland 3; 
R Hazleton, 3; time, :35. ' teme, 2:85. 

One-mile, championship of Quaker City Wheel- i une-mile, three-minute class— L. C. Johnson, 
men— John A. Meade, 1; C. Z. Bahl, 2; W. B. Cleveland, 1; Harry P. Smith, Cleveland, 2; Mat- 

Edge, 3; time, 2:542-5. 

One-mile, 2:45 class— Fh-st heat— H, T. Wunder, 
T. A. A., 1; A. A. Gracey, P. A. S. C, 2; F. B. Mar- 
riott, South End Wheelmen, 3; time, 3:00 4-5. 

Second heat— George B. Waters, Centaiu- Cy- 
chngClub, ]; L. Geyler, Centurj' Wheelmen, 2; 
H. N. Swank, Park Avenue Wheelmen, 3; time, 
3:04 2-5. 

Einal heat— H. T. Wunder, 1; L. Geyler, 2; 
George B. Waters, 3; F. B. Marriott, 4: time, 
3:13 2-5. 

One-mile, record— W. W. Taxis, Park Avenue 
^Vheelmen, 1; H. C. Tyler, Springfield Bicycle 
Club, 2; T. Relph, Springfield Bicycle Club, 3; J. 
R. Hazelton, E. A. C , 4; time, 2:40. 

One-mile, ordinary, handicap— C. Z. Bahl, Q. C. 
W., 150 yds, 1; John H. Draper, A. C. S. N., 
scratch, 2; C. L. Lagan, unattached, 40 yds., 3; 
time, 2:53. 

Third-mile, handicap— First heat— B. F. McDan- 
iels. W. A. C, 70 yds., 1; C. M. Baile3^, Time 
Wheelmen, 65 yds , 2; H. H. Reeves, P. A. W., 50 
yds , 3; H. B. Martin, Asbury Park Wheelmen, 35 
yds., 4; time, :45 4-5. 

Second heat— Bert Beggs, W. A. C, 60 yds., 1; 

John A. Meade, Q. C. W., 25 yds , 2; W. N. Price, 

W.AV., 25 yds.. 3; George B. Waters, C. C. C, 40 

yds., 4; time, :46 3-5. 

Final heat— Bert Beggs, W. A. C, 60 yds., 1 : C. 

tie Martin, Milwaukee, 3; time. 2; 

Quaiter-mile. open — A. A. Zimmerman, Free- 
hold, N, J., 1; E. C. Johnson, Cleveland, 2; C. W. 
Domtge, Buffalo, 3: time, :34 2-5. 

Two-mile, handicap— W. D. Banker, Buffalo, 1 ; 
F. H. Brown, Cleveland, 2; W. Le Messiu-e, 
Rochester, 8; time, 1:58. 

One-mile, 2:;30 class— O. W. Dorntge, Buffalo, 1; 
A. N. French, Columbus, 2; A T. Crooks, Buffalo. 
3; time, 2:42. 

Half-mile, open— A A. Zimmerman, Freehold, 
K. J., 1; E. 0. Johnson, Cleveland, 2; W. D. Bank- 
er, Buffalo, 3; time, 1:18 5-8. 

One-mile, liandicap L. C. Johnson, Clev. land, 
1: A. J. Brown, Cleveland, 2; R. F. Ooets, Cleve- 
land, 3; time, 2:-i3 2-."^. 

One-mile, open— A. A. Zimmerman, Freehold, 
N. J., 1 ; F. H. Brown, Cleveland, 2; A. C. Banker, 
New York, 3; time, 2:48 4-5. 

Half-mile, liandicap— H. P. Smith, Cleveland, 1; 
Arthur .1. Brown, Cleveland, 2; D. P. Jones, Cleve- 
land, 3; time, 1:07 2-5. 

Three-mile, lap— A. A. Zimmerman, Freehold, 
N. J., 1; C. AV. Domtge, Buffalo, 2: W.EeMessure, 
Rochester, N. Y., 3; time, 8:05 1-5. In this 
race Zemmerman distanced the entire field, but 
by previous a;<reement the prizes were distributed 
as the men finished. 

One-mile, tandem — Joseph Graves and H. A. 

M. Bailey, T. W., 65 yds., 2; A. B. Martin, A. P. I Lindsley, Cleveland, 1; C, W. Domtge and A. T. 

W., 39 yds., 8; H. L. Reeves, P. A. W., 50 yds., 4; 
time, :45 2-5. 

One-mile, 3:10 class — First heat — John Fretz. 
Pottstown Wheelmen, 1 ; Raymond Pawley, As- 
bury Park Wheelmen, 2; E. E. Reiser, Lewisbui-g, 
3; time, 3:11. 

Secondieat— S. Rich, Jr., 1; H. L. Reeves, P. 
A. W., 2; W. D. Venn, W. W. C., 3; time, 8:08 2-5. 

Final heat— S. Rich, Jr., 1 : H. Fretz, 2: W. D. 
A^enn, 3; time, 3: I6 4-5. 

Half-mile, open— W. W. Taxis, 1;H. C. Tyire, 
S. B. C, 2; George C. Smith. Rivereide AVheel- 
men, 3; time, 1:25 1-5. 

Mile, tandem, handicap — Ely and Artman, Q. 
C. W., 200 yds., 1; Donnelly and Bilyeu, scratch, 2: 
time, 2:.38 2-5. 

Mile, safety, handicap— S. H. Bilyeu, Park Ave- 
nue Wheelmen, 70 yds., 1 ; J. R. Hazelton, Rock- 
away Athletic Club, 55 yds., 2; L. Geyler, C. W., 
115 j'ds., 3: C. Z. Bahl, Q. C. W., 175 yds., 4; time, 

Mile, chautpionship of Frankf ord Bicycle Club — 
H. Cranbshaw, l; R, S. Arrison, 2; time, 'i-.U 1-5. 

Mile, Quaker City Wheelmen, handicap — John 
A. Meade, scratch, 1 : James Artman, 50 yds., 2; 
C. Z. Bahl, 30 yds., 3; C. R. Ely, 130 yds., 4; George 
T. HeUig, 150 yds., 5; W. E. Edge, 40 j^ds., 6; time, 


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Zltiiitiertiiaii at Cleveland, 

Friday and Saturday at Cleveland Zim- 
merm u had everything his own way in 
each race lie started, and rode rings 
around A. C. Banker, Dorntge, E. C. 
Johnson and others. Good weather and 
good crowds prevailed, and if Zimmer- 
man hadn't distanced everybody the 
racing would have been interesting; but 
there were some good finishes among 
those who finished second and worse. A 
temj)orary open grand stand fell Satur 
day and several ladies were badly fright- 
ened but not hurt. Zimmerman miLst 
have had fun with the Buckeyes. In the 
three-mile lap race he scored every lap, 
thirty-seven points, and made ten laps 
while Banker was cover ng nine laps. 
The summaries follow: 


One-mile, novice- A. T. Brown, Cleveland, ' ; C. 
C. Van Tine. Findlay, O., 2; time, 3:00. 

Quarter-mile, open — E. C. Johnson, C. A. C. 
Cleveland, 1: W. S. Campbell, M. A. C, New York, 
2; time :3o 4-5. 

Half-mile, 1 :20 class— R. O. Baumann, Dayton, 
0., 1; FredKessel, Chicago, 2; time, 1:16. 

One-mile, handicap— F. C. Chandler, Cleveland, 
] ; Joseph Graves, Cleveland, 2; time, 2:27 3-4. 

Half-mile, open — A. A. Zimmerman, N. Y. A.C.,t ; 
Freehold, N. J., 1; E. C. Johnson, C. A. C, Oleve- 

Crooks, Buffalo, 2; H. P. Smith and T. C. Colliugs, 
Cleveland, 3; time, 2:31, 

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Jitiffalo Macing Neivs. 

Buffalo, Ang. 29. — Much interest 
centers about the coming fifty-mile 
handicap rood race, to be held by the 
Press Cycle Club for its members on 
labor day. It will be run over the Broc- 
ton-Blasdell course, and as it will be a 
straight-away race, some fast time will 
likely be made, and some new fast men 
may be developed. 

The Wanderers B. C. will hold its fif- 
teen-mile handicap road race the same 
day, but in the morning. 

Many of our wheelmen will visit 
Eochester Monday and take in the sports 
and games to be held tht i-e. The boys 
generally are much interested in the 
success of our men at Cleveland, and it 
is hoped they will go on to Columbus 
and return wdth the bulk of the prizes. 

Much dotibt exists in the minds of 
many racing men as to the true meaning 
of the word novice, also as to the proper 
construction to be placed upon class en 
tries. Many argue that a novice is one 
who has never won a prize up to the 
date of the event in any competition, 
open or closed; others that it means they 
may win the prizes in simple club races, 
i. e., their own clubs, and still be 
elifiible for a novice race at an open 
meet. This latter consti'uction is a fair 
view of the question. [The decision of 
the racing board and the executive 
committee, when appealed to bj^ the 
management of the Parkside meet, was 
that any person liaving icon a prize, on 
road or palh, was no longer a novice, 
and as a result several were not permit- 
ted to ride in the novice race.— Ed.] 


There is a great demand for a lialf- 
mile track here, to be the exclusive 
property of the wheelmen. It will never 
be among the athletic attractions of Buf- 
falo so long as there is the entire want 
of the right kind of interest and enthusi- 
asm. Twice this summer has a call 
been extended to all the clubs to meet 

land 2; time, 1:16 4-5. 
Two-mile, lap— A. A. Zimmerman, N. Y. A. C, and complete the organization so well 

Fieehold N. J., 1 ; C. W. Domtge, B. A. C. Buf- 
falo, N. Y., 2: time, 5:26 4- 5. 

Two-mile, 5:30 class— W. Le Messure, G. B. 
C, Rochester, N. Y., 1 ; Robert O. Baumann, Day- 
ton, O., 2; tune, 5:36 3-5. 

One-mile, open — A. A. Zimmerman, N. Y^. A. C., 
Freeh(3ld, N. J., 1; August P. Crooks, B. A. C, 
Buffalo, N. Y., 2; time, 2:52 2-5 


Half-mile, handicap —Arthur J. Brown, Cleve- 
land, 1; T. B. Rigby, Toledo, 3; B. O. Gamble, Ca- 
tawba Island, 3; time, 1:08 1-6. . 

One mile, handicap, Cuyahoga County cham- 
pionship—Joseph Gra\'es, Cleveland, 1 ; Eohert P. 


begun for the association of all the 
wheelmen in Bufl:alo, and not one man 
responded, not even the secretary. To 
form tills ijrotectiA^e league or associa- 
tion would be one of the first steps to- 
wards getting what every interested 
wheelman wants, a bicj'^cle track; but 
with the usual fear and narrow-minded- 
ness, all remain at hoiue or somewhere 
else, thinking "the other fellows will look 
after it all right enough." 
The cycling section of the Eagle pleas- 

ure club held its twenty-mile handicap 
road race Saturday afternoon. The 
Martin course was used and the event 
proved interesting to the many specta- 
tors. There were five starters, four of 
whom finished, in the following order: 
Fred Miller, time, 1:20;J. Madler, 1:21; 
Mai-tin M Her, 1:18; Louis Waller. 1:10. 
Willie Dunn. 
« * « 

TJie Manhattan. Jtaces. 
Ten thousand people, a cloudy day, 
track rather damp, and enthusiasm the 
same over the Jersey "skeeter's" non- 
appearance, were the features of Satur- 
day's meet. The crowd was a royal one, 
and there is no doubt that two-thirds 
went to see Zimmerman, but saw him 
not. The racing was positively tame 
Windle did not seem to be the Windle ol 
old. He looked half-fit and did not take 
kindly to the track or his work. His 
one win aroused a little flurry; but Tay- 
lor, modest, gentlemanly George Taylor, 
was the star, and shone as he never did 
before; he positively sparkled. Banker 
rode well and looked happy, and Pete 
Berlo looked bluer than the rim of the 
wheel he used at one time; in fact, 
Berlo's work in the shop on his ne w 
racer seemed to have made him slow. 
The notables were out in force. Referee 
Raymond looked as if he had personally 
signed everything before leaving his of- 
fice; a broad smile illumined "Pop" De- 
Graff's face; R. B. Money penny, "direc- 
tor of cycling" for the M. A. C, looked 
the astute young man he is. President 
Miller, of Springfield, with Andy Mc- 
Garrett, was on hand, and all sighed and 
longed to see Springfield and a real live 
race meet with everybody up. Jim Sul- 
livan, editor of the Sporting Times, is 
becoming a cycling crank, and took 
more interest in the proceediags than 
some of the old bands. Kerrison, of the 
Boston 8'erald, was there; so was Egan 
aad Crowther of Sporting Life, and 
Frank Prial of the Wheel, and there 
were more newspaper men than seats to 
go around. 

The one-mile open was ridden twice 
before it was declared a race. The time 
limit was 2:35, and Wheeler was first in 
2:40 1-5, and the event was ordered rid- 
den over. Then Berlo won in 2:37 2-5, 
which, though not up to the limit, was 
accepted by the officials, and Berlo was 
awarded the lot. Special prizes for the 
quarters were won by MuUiken, Judge 
and Stedman. 

In the two-mile open Taylor won the 
race and made the last quarter in 33 4-5 
seconds, which is the track record. 
Windle captured the half-mile open 
by a fine spurt. 

The race of the day was the five-mile 
eastern championship, for which five 
handsome prizes were given. Thei'e 
were ten starters, and Taylor won, tak- 
ing the lead on the last lap. Berlo 
caught him on the beginning of the 
stretch, but Taylor pulled away and won 
by two lengths. The summaries follow: 
Quarter-mile, open— Gieorge P. Taylor, M. A. C, 
1; W. AV. AVindle, M. A. C, 2; P. J. Berlo, M. A. 
C, 3; time, :35 3-5. 

Two-mile, open— George v , Taylor, 1 ; Geoi-ge 
A. Banker, 2; P. J. Berlo. 3; time, 5:44 1-5. 

One mile, handicap— first heat— C. S. Thomp- 
son, Mercury W. C, 170 yds., 1; H. B. Arnold, M. 
A. C, 60 yds., 2; O. S. Brandt, M. A. C, 180 yds., 
3; time, 2:28 2-5. 

Second heat— H. C. Wheeler, M. A. C, 30 yds., 
1 ; W. S. Campbell, M. A. C, 50 yds , 2; B. A. Mc- 
Duffee, M. A. C , 40 yds., i; time, 2:27 1-5. 

Third heat— P. Grosch, Oranere Wheelmen, 115 
yds., 1; Duraut McClean, IC. U. AY., 160 yds., 2; H. 
C. Skmner, K. C. W., 160 yds., 3; tune, 2:27 4 5. 

Final heat— C. S. Thompson, 1; Durant Mc- 
Clean, 2; H. C. Skinner, 3; time, 2:25 1-5. 

Haff mile, handicai^— first heat— N. K. Towns- 
end, M. A. C, 100 yds, l;HaiTy Hawthorne, 
Orange A. C, 90 yds , 2; A. C. Watson, Union 
County Roadsters, 110 yds., 3; time, 1:08 4-5. 

Second heat — George W. Hannon, Prospect 
Wheelmen, 100 yds , 1; Warren A. Clapp, 100 vds., 
3; C. M. Murphy, K.C.W., 40 yds., 3; time, 1:09 1-5. 

TMi-d heat— C. S. Thompson, 100 j^ds., 1; O. S. 
Brandt, 100 yds., 2; George F. Royce, P. A. C, 100 
yds., 3; time, 1:09. 

Final heat— C. S. Thompson, 1 ; A. C. Watson, 2; 
N. K. Tonmsend, 3; time, 1:08. 

Half-mile, open— \V. AV. Windle, 1; George A. 
Banker, 2; A. B. Rich, Staten Island A. C , 3; 
time, 1:18 4-5. 

Five-mile, eastern championship?— George F. 
Taylor, 1; P. J. Berlo, 2; A. B. Rich, 3; time, 
14:52 3-5. 

One mile, 2:25 class— George A. Banker, 1; E. 
A. McDuffee, 2; Carl Hess, 3; time, 2:45. 

One mile, open— P. J. Berlo, 1 ; H. C. AVheeler, 

2; C. E Steadman, Hartford AA^eeel Club, 3; time, 

2:37 2-5 

* * * 

Maijwood's Field Day. 

The fourth annual field day of the 
Maywood Aih'etic and Cycling Club was 
held at its grounds. First avenue and 
South Sixth street, Saturday, a large at- 
tendance being present to witness the 
events. The club has recently built a 
quarter-mile track, upon which the bi-^ 
cycle and running events took place. 
Briefly summarized the cycling events 
resulted as follows: 

One-mile, boys'— AA''. Hatch, 1 ; R. Brewer, 2; 
time, 3:28. 

Quarter-mile, scratch— A. A. Coupland, 1 ; A. C, 
VaiUancourt, 2; time, :46. 

One-mile, handicap— A. A. Coupland, 1 ; C. J. 
Schoening, 2; time, 3:08 .3-4. 

Half-mile, scratch— A. C. VaiUancourt, 1 ; time, 

Two-mile, handicap— C. J. Schoening, scratch, 
1; A. R. Parish, 150 yds., 2; tune, 5:45. 

The ten-mile, handicap, was the crown- 
ing event of the day, and the assemblage 
could hardly wait until this number was 
called. A year ago Norton Brothers of- 
fered a silver cup valued at §125 to the 
one who should succeed in winning the 
time prize two out of three times. Wil- 
liam J. Maas carried ofi: the time in 33:18, 
Parrish winning first prize with a ten- 
minute handicap in 39:41. This j-ear 
Maas could not ride, and Aleck Vailian 
court was picked as a sure winner, but 
he failed to train, and after riding two 
miles dropped out with a severe side- 
ache. Then young Corysland showed 
his heels and came romping in as he 
pleased in 31 :58, with Schoening a ciose 
second in 32:27. Hart, with a six min- 
ute handicap, managed to cross the line 
first in 37:58, closely followed by Par- 
rish. The track was in prime condition 
and the day an ideal one for the sporr. 
There is now a movement on foot to hold 
a union field day. Oak Park, River For- 
est and Maywood clubs participating, 
about Octobei 1. 

* * * 

Century ^Takers at JBttjfalo, 

Buffalo, Aug. 29. — Last week the 
Buffalo Exposition Cycling Association 
held what was to have been its final 
meeting, but owing to the unsettled state 
of its business it is still in existence. A 
large number of the delegates were pres- 
ent, representing nearly all the clubs. 
The secretary -treasurer reported that the 
entry fees of sixty per cent, of the con- 
testants had not been paid, which money 
should go to Manager Robinson. He was 
directed to take steps necessary for its 
collection. This being about the only 
business of any importance the meeting 
adjourned subject to the call of the 

In reference to the lack of accommo- 
modation at the cycle races on the 25 th, 
we havo since learned that the tempo- 
rary seats had been engaged subject to 
order; but the order was delayed until 
the morning of the 20th, and it was then 
too late, as it was proposed to accommo- 
date 15,000 people, and the seats were 
not put up simply for the want of time. 

Large parties of wheelmen took advan- 
I tage of the ideal weather to make country 
trips, and the favored runs were well 
patronized yesterday. Charles Haigh, 
Boston P. C. C. ; A. H. Davis and W. J. 
Heifer, Utica C. ; T E. Youngs, Pitts- 
burg Wheelmen; M, Hardenburg, Horn- 
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E. C. Stanfro, Springville, were some of 
the visiting wheelmen who were shown 
the city by many of the local cyclists. 

F. A. Feel and Duke Smith, of the 
Press C. C. , attempted a double century 
yesterday, and if the tire on Smith's 
wheel had not burst at Harbor creek 
both would have come through all right; 
but as it was Foel, alone, finished the 200 
miles in 23 hrs. 15 min., making his 
twelfth century for the season. Klipfel, 
the "undaunted" of the Ramblers, fin- 
ished his fifteenth century at 8:15 p.m. 
It was made over the Buffalo-Dunkirk 
course, and took him 8 hrs. 45 min. This 
makes a new record for this course and 
beats his own time by ten minutes. 

Messrs. Reister and Wagoner, also of 
the Ramblers, made a hundred-mile run 
over the same course in eleven hours. 
Willie Dunn. 
* * * 

Jtaces at Norristown, Pa, 
Norristown, Pa., wheelmen held their 
second annual tournament Saturday last, 
a good crowd attending. There was no 
fast time made, owing to the track being 
in a poor condition because of heavy rain 
falls. The summaries follow: 

One-mile, novice— John Haas, Eclipse Club, 1; 
George Keim, West Chester, 2: time, 3:28. 

One-mile, 3:20 class— I. C. Shalkop, Pottstown, 
1 ; H. W. Olf, Wellington, 2; time, 3:09 3-4. 

Half-mile— R. Parker Rich, Northwest Wheel- 
men, 1; F. A. Demorest, Reading, 2; time, 1:25. 

One-mile, handicap— R. P. Rich, scratch, 1 ; J. 
Cope, Norristown Wheelmen, eighty yards, 2; 
time, 2:49. 

One-mile, championship of Montgomery and 
Chester Coimties— C. J. Craft, Norristown Wheel- 
men, 1; J. F. Cope, Northwestern Wheelmen, 2; 
time, 3:80. 

Quarter-mile, open— R. P. Rich, Northwestern 
Wheelmen, 1; F. Demorest, Reading, 2; time, 
:40 1-2. 

One-mile, 2:40 class— C. J. Craft, Northwestern 
^VheelInen, 1 ; J. F. Cope, Northwestern Wheel- 
men, 2; time, 3:07. 

Half-mile, boys'— H. F. Coates, 1; WiUiam 
Thomas, 2; time, 2:851-2. 

One-mile, open— R. P. Rich, 1 ; F. A. Demorest, 
2; time, 3:063-4. 

One-mUe, club— C. J. Craft, 1; J. F. Cope, 2; 
time, 3:2.5. 

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Waller Will Try Again. 

The Oak Leaf Wheelmen, of Stockton, 
Cal., will give a "record" tournament 
on Sept. 16. At the close of the races 
Frank Waller will start for the twenty- 
four-hour record. A large corps of good 
pacemakers will be furnished. Waller 
has kept in good shape ever smce his first 
long ride, and will get in fine condition 
by the 16th. He feels as confident of 
making a new record as he did in his 
previous attempt, and expects to place 
the figures at about 420 miles. The 
track on which he will ride is the new 
half-mile built for the Oak Leaf Wheel- 

» * * 

Good Programme at Winona. 
The race meet of the Minnesota Divi- 
sion L. A, W. occurs at Winona, Sept. 6, 
7 and 8. The following programme of 
events has been prepared for afternoon 

and evening races: Half-mile, novice; 
mile, handicap; quarter-mile, boys; mile, 
state championship; mile, three-minute 
class; quarter-mile, state championship; 
mile, open; five-mile, open; twenty -five- 
mile, championship of the northwest; 
mile, handicap; two-mile, open; five- 
mile, state championship; mile, open; 
two-mile, three-minute class; mile, cham- 
pionship of Winona; quarter-mile, flying 
start, in heats, open; mile, state cham- 
pionship; mile, championship of north- 
west; two-mile, boys; five-mile, handi- 
cap; five-mile, boys; five-mile, open; two- 
mile, handicap. 

* -X- -x- 
Syslop and Smith Win All at Montreal. 

Not over 2,500 people attended the 
race meet of the Montreal B. C. Satur- 
day, though the weather was all that 
could be desired. Smith and Hyslop 
had things their own way, winning five 
out of the six events between them. 
There is now great rivalry between the 
two men, though they are members of 
the same club, the Toronto B. C. Joseph 
Yerberry, an Englishman, fell in the 
mile ordinary event, and was badly but 
not seriously cut. The events and re- 
sults were as follows: 

Half-mile, open— Hyslop, Toronto B. C, 1; E. J. 
P. Smith. 2; time, 1:16 4-5. 

One-mile, open— William Hyslop, 1; E. J. P. 
Smith, 2; time, 2:53. 

Third-mile dash, in heats — William Hyslop, won 
two heats; time, 49:50 1-5; Smith, 3. 

Three-mile, lap race— E. J. P. Smith, 1; Hyslop, 
2; time, 8:44 1-5. 

Two-mile, open— G. W. Wells, Wanderers B. C, 
1 ; Smith 2; time, 5:40. 

Two-mile, handicap, open— C. J. P. Smith, 1 ; F. 
Louran, Montreal, 250 yds., 2; time, 5:24 4-5. 

* * * 

Xicibor Day at HocJiester. 

Rochester, Aug. 28. — Hartford and 
Syracuse, it is conceded, will get the 
galaxy of racing men for their meetings 
Labor Day, September 5, still Rochester 
has a right to expect a few of the cracks 
to come here and compete in the annual 
tournament under the auspices of the 
Ramblers' Bicycle Club. Considerable 
interest, more especially in this city, is 
manifested in the approachmg races, 
which promise to out class the interna- 
tional rowing regatta off Ontario beach 
between Hanlan, O'Connor, Hosmer and 
Gaudaur, the various ball games, etc. 
Prizes of templing value are at stake in 
the various events, and it is anticipated 
that they will not be fairly won without 
a lively struggle between the large fields 
of participants which are expected. 

* * * 

General Mace Notes. 
The St. Johns (Mich.) Wheelmen have 
arranged a neat programme for next 
Thursday, when eight races, a sixteen- 
mile road event, and some neat prizes 
will be given. The races will be as fol- 
lows: One mile, novice; one mile, open; 
Two mile handicap, open; one mile, club 
championship; five mile handicap, open; 


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J. B. Woolas 

Pullman Road Race 


15 mUes 

53 40 

Bert Harding 

De Soto course 


45 miles 

3 hrs. 29 min. 

Breaking Record 29 min. 

L. D. Munger 

Springfield, 111 


1-2 mile competit'n 

1 05 1-5 

World's Record at the time. 

L. D. Munger 



1 do do 

2 22 

'■ " now. 

George K. Barrett 



1-4 do do 


" " equalled. 

George K. Barrett 


5 do do 

13 19 

" " 

W. C. Rands 

Poorman Race 


18 do 

51 03 

Time Prize. 

F. E. Spooner 

Twenty-four hour ride 


375 do 

24 hrs. 

American Record. 

L, D. Munger ) r> c o \ ^ 
G. K. Barrett V%j^V,il ^ 
J. W. Thorne ) ^^^ \ 3 

Team race in New York 

( Imperial ) 
< Humber >• 

2 do 

Beating Manhattans and 

( Humber ) 

Kings County. 

C. D. Cutting 

Elgin Races 


Won Bvery race. 

Roy Keator 

Chicago to Waukegan 


Broke Record 

Roy Keator 

Sprin field, 111 


Mile Handicap. 

2 24, from 70 yds. 

L. D. Munger ) p p p i ^ 
G. K. BarrettV^A^- ^-^ 2 
J. W. Thorne f *®^"^ ( 3 

Springfleld, 111 

3 miles 

5 31 4-5 

John Johnson. 

Winona. Blinn 

Freeport Eliptic 

1, 2 ard 5 miles 

2 36i; 5 22; 14 37i 

All State Reconls. 

Bert Harding 

Forest P'k R'd Race, St. Louis 


1 hr. 40 seconds 

Broke Record 4 min. 8 sec. 

J. W. Cox 

( Missouri Division League 1 

Holbein, Swift 

1-2 mile cham. 

( Out of 11 events at Mo. 

Bert Hariling 

-< meet at Springfield, Mo , V- 


1 do do 

\ div. meet, Springfi'd July 

C. R. Kindervatter 

( July 4th. ) 


2 do do 

1 4, 9 won on M & W. Tires 

Fred Nessel 
JEmil XJlbrecht 

J Waukesha to Milwaukee, 


48 min. 11 sec. 

49 do 22 do 

M. & W. Racing TiresI 

John ffohnson 

1 Road Race 


16J miles 

40 do 22 do 

M. & W. Road Tires 

G. JL. Thorne 

I J 


49 do 51 do 

M. & M^ . Racing Tiros 

F. E. Spooner 

Elgin-Aurora Course 


100 miles 

Emil XJlbrecht 

do do do 


100 do 

■< M. & W. Racing Tires % 

A. D. T. Simmons 

do do do 

James Racer 

100 do 


J. B. Woolas 

Minnette Club Race 

Greyhound, '92 

10 do 

30 35 

Heavy Roads, 1st p. & t'e. 

J. Reitzner 

Waukesha Road Race 

James, 23 lb racer 

16 1-2 miles 

2d Place 

Racing Tires. 

T. W. Smith 


.James Racer 

100 miles 

do do 

R. Dale 

do do 

B. & A. Racer 

100 do 

do do 

C. D. Cutting 

do do 


100 do 

\ 7 hr. 

1 6:24 Riding Time 

do do 

E. C. Carruth 

Crookston, Minn. 

j "No name." 
1 Svensgaard 

1 do 

3 hrs. 

Rough, soft track, wind 
blowing a gale; won 3 races 


Elmer Anderson 
F Hart 

Capital Club Run, 


This trip attempted several 
times before but never ac- 

Jos. Mino 
Ed. Smith 

-' Denver to 


150 miles 

22 hours 

complished, as wheels al- 
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0. E. Boles 

Colorado Springs 


wheel or tire broke on this 

Walter Banks 


W. C. Rands 

Detroit Road Race 

i Monarch a,nd 
/ King of Scorchers 

25 miles 

1 hr. 15 m 59 4-5 s. 

Emil Elbricht 

Elgin-Aurora Course 


100 miles 

Fred Nessel 



1"0 miles 
( 2 m. h'd f r'm s'ch 

6:. 55 

Racing Tires 

W. C. Rands 

Alma, Mich. 


'3m " " " 
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H. S. Hull 

South Bend, Ind 

Smalley Model D. 

2 mile handicap 

5:29 1-2 

A. B. Edmonds 

Des Moines, la. 


( 1-4, 1-2, 1, and 
( 5 miles. 

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Won all open events. 

John S. Johnson 

Sioux City, la. 


J 2 m. h'd'p scrat'h 
1 1 mile open 

\ 2:27 2 5 

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quarter-mile dash, open; special race, 
one mile; half mile dash, open. 

Blooniington, 111., holds a meet Thurs- 
day next. 

The annual fall meeting of the Maine 
division will take place at Biddiford 
Monday, Sept. 5. 

W. F. Murphy, who has been ill, is out 
aj^HiQ, and expects to be in shape to do 
aoine racing by November. 

The Cook County Wheelmen give 
,1111)1 her ten-mile handicap road race 
(.vfT the Oak Park course the latter part 
of September. 

W. A. Rhodes, who intended making 
a trial for the hundred-mile i-ecord the 
JJ9tl», has indefinitely postponed his at- 
tempt. Lack of condition in the cause. 
Tie Metrjpolitan Association of Cy- 
<li 11:^ Clubs of New York, will hold a 
III. Ulster race moet in October. It is ex- 
pected that all of the cracks will be 

All the eastern and western cracks, 
including Zimmerman and Windle, will 
compete in the race meet of the Associ- 
ated Cycling Clubs of Philadelphia, to 
1)6 held on the Tioga track at Westmore- 
land, Sept. 17. 

The following is the progi'amme of the 
race" meet to be held at Alameda Cal., on 
Sept. 5: Half-mile, safety, novice; 
quarter-mile, safety, scratch; half-mile, 
safety, handicap; one-mile, safety, han^ 
dicap, and two-mile, safety, handicap. 

The Alabama L. A. W. championships 
are to be given under the auspices of the 
Mobile Athletic Association at Mobile, 
Sept. 9. The prize list is the most im- 
portant feature and contains the most 
handsome lot ever offered in the south. 

There is $250 at the Cook County 
Wheelmen's pretty home with which 
to cover a like amount from the Min- 
nette Cycling Corps. The latter has 
made a challenge and it has been ac- 
cepted. Cutting is ready to ride at any 

The date of the Oak Leaf Wheelmen 
race meet to be held at Stockton has 
been set for Sept. 16, and entry blanks 
will be out in a few days. The blanks 
for the meet of the Alameda club on 
Sept. 5, and of the Garden City for Sept. 
9, are already out. 

The Toulon Bicycle Club, of Toulon, 
111. , will hold its second annual tourna- 
ment on Friday, Sept. 9. This club held 
a very successful tournament last season, 
and is figuring on holding a much more 
successful one this year. The prize list 
amounts to $300. 

William S. Campbell, of geared ordi- 
nary fame, is confident that the im- 
proved high wheel is much faster than 
the safety, and thinks that it will figure 
prominently in next year's races. — Bi. 
World. And yet W. S. C. lowered his 
colors to a solid-tired ordinary at Wash- 

The Indianapolis tournament occurs 
Sept. 5 and 6. The prizes comprise ten 
wheels, a Caligraph, gold watch, dia- 
mond rings, etc., over $3,000 in value. 
There are five open and five handicap 
events. The track is a mile in circum- 
erence and eighty feet wide with very 
fine surface. Several Chicago riders 
have entered, among them Bliss, Keator, 
Billard, Root, Young and others. 

The racing board has sanctioned the 
following race meets: Ariel Cycling 
Club, Glens Falls, N. Y., Sept. 6, 7, S 
and 9; St. John's Court of Forresters, 
Hyde Park, Mass,, Sept. 5; Chenango 
County Agricultural Association, Nor- 
wich, N. Y., Sept. 30, 31, 33 and 23; 
Danbury Agricultural Society, Danbury, 
Conn., Oct. 4; Riverside Wheelmen, Riv- 
erside, Cal., Sept. 9; Baltimore Clubs, 
Baltimore, Md., Sept. 13; LouisviUe Cy- 

cling Club, Louisville, Ky., Sept, 39 and 
30; Athletic Club of the Schuylkill Navy, 
Philadelphia, Penn. , Sept. 17. 

The Yost Bicycle Company has origin- 
ated and will execute a novel idea in the 
way of a track. It will be constructed 
near the works and will be a quarter of 
a mile in length, thirty feet wide and 
built of asphalt. It will be constructed 
this season and the opening will be ac- 
companied by a tournament. 

The Milwaukee Wheelmen's field day, 
Sept. 10, promises to be one of many 
surprises. The racing board has on its 
hustling toga and is leaving no stone un- 
turned to make the event one to be long 
remembered. First class prizes will be 
offered, and the track on which Sanger 
rode a mile in 2:19 1-2 can not be said to 
be slow. For entiy blanks address F. J. 
Schroeder, chairman, foot of Walnut 

'•Birdie" Munger has gone to the 
country to recuperate. He complained 
of feeling tired Saturday at Parkside, 
yet rode in all contests. Birdie has had 
nine bad falls on the track this season, 
none of them his own making. He 
can show the outlines of scores of cuts 
and bruises on his body, a fair map of 
his season's career on the path. He 
goes to Springfield, and wiU be on the 
western circuit. 

Great interest is being taken in the 
coming bicycle meet to be given under 
the auspices of the Toledo Cycling Club, 
at the exposition grounds. Many from 
out of town have already entered, and a 
successful meet is looked for. The events 
are as follows: One-mile, novice; quar- 
ter-mile, open; five-mile, handicap; half- 
mile, boys; one- mile, T. C. C. champion- 
ship; one-mile, open; three-mile, lap; 
half-mile, open; one-mile, Toledo wheel- 
men only. 

The Iroquois Cycle Club of East Balti- 
more held very interesting races at Bay 
Ridge last Thursday. Leo Rosenfeld 
won the one-mile novice in 2:56 1-3. Eli 
G. Hecht won the one-mile safety in 
3:56. Baumgarten walked away with 
the quarter open, 43 1-3 sec. Ferdinand 
Frankel proved the victor in the half- 
mile handicap, 1:15. Hecht had an 
easy thing in the half-mile open, 1:33 
1-3. The one-mile handicaj) went to 
Rosenfeld in 3:56. 

The first annual race meet of the Har- 
risburg (Pa.) Wheel Club will be held at 
Island Park Monday. The;half-mile 
track is excellent and has a home stretch 
eighty feet wide. The programme is as 
follows: One-mile, novice; half-mile, 
tandem; half-mile, ordinary; quarter- 
mile; two-mile, handicap; one-mile, H. 
W. C, championship; one-mile, team; 
half-mile, open; half-mile, boys; one- 
mile, handicap; one-mile, three minute 
class; fifteen-mile road race. 

The outlook for the bicycle races in 
Peoria on Tuesdav, September 37 is cer- 
tainly very encouraging. The actual 
value in prizes is S3,490. This is a large 
list :''or one day. It will be the fourth 
annual race meet given by the Peoria 
boys. In the one-mile safety open the 
first prize is a Kroeger upright grand 
piano, rosewood finish, full size, and 
valued at $900. Zimmerman is the 
owner of all the pianos the Peoria bicy- 
cle club has offered in prizes, and the 
probabilities are he will make a strong 
bid for this one should he come. Five 
high grade pneumatic tired safeties, 
three elegant gold medals, two type 
writers (one Caligraph and one People's), 
two gold stop watches, together with 
many other valuable and useful articles, 
help make up the prize hst. The track 
wiU be put in record-breaking condition. 

I'eoria Trade. 

Kingman & Company expect next sea- 
son to have one of the largest sundry 
departments in the west and job sundries 
on a large scale. The.v have had a very 
successful season and will go in on a 
more extensive scale. 

Peoria is well supplied with first-class 
repair shops, the largest of which is 
Rouse, Hazard & Company's, which em- 
ploys nine mechanics. Next on the list 
is Kirkwood, Miller & Company, with 
six, Kingman & Company and Luthy & 
Company employ men enough to do all 
the repair work necessary. Any repair 
work on a bicycle is performed here in 
Peoria, be it ever so difficult a job. 
R., H. & Co. have an enameling oven, 
and a first-class nickel plant is located 
in the central part of the city. Repair 
jobs from all over the United States 
find their way to Peoria. 

Trade is slowly dropping oft". It will 
pick up again, no doubt, during Septem- 
ber, but the backbone of it is broken and 
the rush part of the season is over. Of 
course a great many wheels will yet be 
sold, as the fall is the best season of the 
year to ride. The Peoria houses have all 
done a good year's business and are now 
beginning to cast their eyes about for '93 
wheels. Laurel, 

The Stvift Molds Many Jtecords. 

Probably no machine on the market 
to-day has a better record, for all around 
work and record breaking, than the 
Swift. Pretty nearly all the long dis 
tance records have fallen to riders of the 
wheel made by the Coventry Machinists' 
Company. Only recentlj" Holbein, on a 
thirty-five pound Swift, covered 359 miles 
on the road in twenty-four hours, a re- 
markable performance when compared 
with the 361 miles made on the track, 
and which stood as record for a year. 
This record was also made on a Swift, 
and only one machine was used in the 
entire ride. The Club tricycle, also made 
by this company, holds all the three- 
wheeler records up to twenty-four hours. 
The Swift holds to its credit the cham- 
pionships of Missouri and Tennessee, and 
in many road races it has had no trouble 
in carryiug its rider through in the fast- 
est time. Beside this good record, the 
Scheveningen exposition, the annual 
national fair of Holland, has just award- 
ed the Swift the fii'st prize and diploma. 
Surely this is a good record for a popular 

leigh company is to buHd Raleighs in 
this country is again revived, but, as 
manager Bowden said to the Referee 
some weeks ago, they are in no hurry; 
just looking around, having no definite 
plsn in view. 

Mieh's Sixteen -Fotmd Macer. 
John D. Gluck of R. Downing & Com- 
pany, and president of the Union League 
Wheelmen of Westfield, N, J,, is build- 
ing a sixteen-pound racer for A. B. Rich, 
Aluminum six-ounce rims are to be part 
of the light-weight racer, and several 
new features of Gluck's own idea. Mr. 
Gluck, before becoming chief secretary 
for the well-known Downing founding 
firm, was for seventeen years superin- 
tendent of the Ward line of steamers, 
and to see him handle about thirty clerks 
in the New York house would give any- 
body an idea of his executive ability. A 
regular enthusiast in racing and road 
riding, he sometimes gets up a sprint 
that astonishes the boys, and is loud in 
his praises over the roads around West- 
field, and credits Charles R. Peckham 
with being the principal author of same, 
$50,000 of the latter's cash going as an 
earnest of his practical opinion of good 
roads. A thirteen-year old boy of Mr, 
Gluck's rode a mile in 3:17 1-4 last 4th of 

Subscribe for the Rereree. 

Changes in the Ormonde Company. 
The exclusive announcement in last 
week's Referee that Secretary George 
S. McDonald was to resign his position 
with the American-Ormonde Company 
and join the Raleigh company caused 
some surprise in trade circles. President 
Willis, in conversation with the Refe- 
ree man, said that the old sscretary 
leaves the firm with best of feeling all 
around, and M. L Bridgeman, who has 
somewhat tired of the road, will be the 
new secretary, and everything wiU run 
as smoothly in the future as in the past. 
Mr. McDonald will retain his stock in 
the Ormonde company and also act as a 
director. Mr, MiD >n Id takes the mana- 
gerial reigns t f the Raleigh company, 
and Mr. Atty will attend to the secre- 
tary's labors. The report that the Ra- 

Feather stone's JX'ew Huilding. 
A. Featherstone, comer Sixteenth and 
Clark streets, has started the foundation 
for an addition to his already large plant. 
The additional real estate, buildings and 
machinery to equip it, will cost about 
$100,000, and when finished will make 
one of the most complete bicycle plants 
in the world. It is expected to be fin- 
ished by Nov. 15, when Mr. Featherstone 
will [employ some 1,400 men, 400 on old 
trade and 1,000 on bicycles and tires. 
He expects to turn out about 30,000 
wheels of the different grades, and al- 
ready sample wheels are on the fire. 
Light ladies' machines, light roadsters 
and a few racers will be made. Mr. 
Featherstone stated that business has 
been excellent during this season and the 
outlook for 1893 is very brilliant. 

A.way in the Mountains. 
Tom Crondal, the advertising man of 
Howard A. Smith, of Newark, is away 
in the Catskills, spending his vacation, 
Crondal is well known through his cor- 
respondence with houses all over the 
country, for he acts in the dual capacity 
of secretary and advertising man for his 
firm. W. H. Kirkpatrick, the firm's 
traveler, will skip to the mountains on 
Crondal's return — or, rather, to Whit- 
ford, R. I,, where his relatives are. The 
latter gentleman astonished his club, the 
Atlanta Wheelmen, recently, by appear- 
ing on a run vt^ith a white enameled 
wheel, and dressed in white sweater, 
tights, cap and shoes, and was imme- 
diately dubbed "the ghost." 

Will Build WJieels this Winter 

There are some prospects that the H. 
B. Smith Machine Company, of Sraith- 
ville, N. J., will get up steam next year 
and once more turn out wheels as suc- 
cessfully as in the past. What seems to 
be lacking with the firm is a good, live 
superintendent who would enthuse the 
company, which has plenty of capital, 
machinery and facilities equal to the 
best. From a talk with Manager Hall, 
of the New York branch of the company, 
these facts were gathered, and also that 




The James Safety. 


WHEELS — 29 in. front, 28 in. back, with Warwick hollow rims, with tangent or 
direct spokes, gun metal hubs. Geared to 65 in, or to order. 
Finest Weldless steel tube and steel forgings, adjustable 
seat pillar and handle bar, 6 1-2 m. adjustable cranks. Adjustable 
balls to both wheels, crank axle, ball head and pedals. 

Same Model and Specifications: 

TRACK RACER, Weight 26 Pounds, - - - - $150 00 
ROAD R4CER, Weight 30 Pounds, - - - - - $140 00 
FULL ROADSTER, Weight 34 Pounds, - . - - $140 00 

These prices are with Pneumatic Tires. 

These celebrated machines are made by THE NEW BUCKINGHAM 
& ADAMS CYCLE COMPANY, Coventry Work.=, Birmingham, Eng. 
H. P, Cook, Managing Director, having had great practical experience, 
is turning out the B. & A. in great shape. 

During Easter week (m England) the B. & A. captured the most 

Beat the WO Miles Record. 


DIAMOND Frame, Warwick Hollow Rim, our unequalled Semi-Tangent Direct 
Spokes, Southard CrankF, Adjustable Handle Barand SfatPillar, Perfect Chain 
Adjustment, Ball Bearings throughout (including head), Lamp Biacket, geared 
to 64 or to suit purchaser, quality ABSOLUTELY PERFECT, FULL GUAR- 

ROAD RACER, Weight 28 Pounds, $150 00 

FULL ROADSTER, Weight 35 Pounds, $150 00 

TRACK RACER, Weight 25 Pounds, - - $155 00 

TRACK RACER, Weight 23 Pounds, $160 00 

^Ve GrTiarantee These ^Veiglits. 

B. & A. Champion Racer. 

Mr. Peter HoUiday, of the Ramblers' Club, Blackburn, Eng., beat 
the 100 miles record from Blackburn to Kendal, by the exlraordioary time of A 
minutes, on the B. & A. Road Racer, weighing 30 lbs. This is another convincin 
proof of the superiority of the B. & A, machine. 

South Road Safety. 


THIS MACHINE is the grandest ever offered. We guarantee that there is not a 
single casting throughout. 28 inch wheels, tangent spokes, Warwick hollow 
rim, round cranks, adjustable handle bar and seat pillar, ball bearing through- 
out, lamp bracket, geared to 64 or to suit purchaser. 

TRACK RACER, Weight 23 Pounds. ------- $155 00 

ROAD RACER, Weight 29 Pounds, |140 00 

ROADSTER, Weight 33 Pounds, - $140 00 

Any kind of Pneumatic Tires. We Guarantee Weights. 

FRE3SOM & SoNS, JBalhara, England. 


The Agency for the above has 
been secured by ihe .... 


113 .A^daixLS Street, 


the firm is still turning out a few wheels 
of the well-known lever pattern, for both 

The Toledo Trade. 

We have reproduced from the mid- 
summer number of the Toledo Sunday 
Journal— a, very excellent publication, 
by the way— a mimber of photographs 
of Toledo trade men and her well-known 

The Toledo Bicycle Company is the 
successor to the proprietors and plant of 
The Page Steel Wheel Company, and 
organized in October, 1891, with N. C. 
Stevens as business manager. It has 
been the good fortune of the Toledo Bi- 
cycle Company, under Mr. Stevens' 
management, to, within the short time 

odd men employed at the work, and 
next season this number will be en- 

The Gendron Iron Wheel Company 
has become one of the most widely- 
known cycle manufacturing concerns in 
America. It has offices in Chicago, 
Toledo, New York and St. Louis. The 
company is at present cutting quite a 
figure in military cycling. A week or 
two ago the Referee contained a photo- 
graph of the Toledo Cadets, O. N. G,, 
with Gendron cycles. The company's 
principal officers are represented in the 
sketches herewith. 

Ihe Chapman Hardware Company 
carries on an extensive business. It is 
managed by Frank H, Chapman, 


Elks of Toledo, and is allowed away 
from the herd only a few days at a time. 

^iAemVevr sT'lKc (jcndreixcJiai 

of its organization, develop into one of 
the most prosperous industries in the 
city of Toledo. Only wheels of high 
grade are manufactured. 

The company's present capacity is 
3,500 to 4,000 wheels per annum. For 
next year the Toledo Bicycle Company 
promises the world great revelations in 
the speed, strength and lightness of the 
wheels they will put upon the market. 

Mr. Stevens came to Toledo something 
like four years ago and took charge of 
the electric lighting business in this 


city, then in its infancy. This plant he 
has managed with most signal success, 
and besides possessing a world of execu- 
tive ability, is full of mechanics, which 
will make him ^ vaHiable acquisition to 
the bicycle manufacturing industry ol' 
this CQuntr;f , There aye at present sixty- 

Will Build Common Safeties Now. 
The old Broncho and White Flyer 
works, of Westboro, (over which the 
spirit of dear old "Jack"— Purvis Bruce — 
possibly hovers) have emerged from the 
maze of law suits, injunctions, etc., and 
Westboro is once more talking about 
"our bicycle works." There will be 
some alterations and possible additions 
to the pretty little works, and any man 
who gets within gunshot and offers any- 
thing cranky in construction will be 
killed on the spot. The present proprie- 
tors and managers beheve a good, plain, 
every-day safety is what the people 
want, and they will make it. 

Sew Ideas in, JPneumatics . 

George R. Bidwell states that he will 
have three ideas in pneumatics next 
year, and a tire that will be cemented to 
the rim will be one of them. Bidwell 
thinks seven months a fair time to ex- 
periment with tires, and at the end of 
that time will let the product of his and 
his employes' brains loose for trial and 
discussion. Mr. Bidwell thinks that in 
cycle making a consultation between the 
various manufacturers to adopt a certain 
pattern for the ensuing year would save 
much time, possible loss, and assist the 
manufacturers generally. But there can 
be little hope for the wish at present. 

To Increase the Store Space. 
Secretary Vogel, of the Gendron 
Wheel Company, spent just three days 
in New York last week, with his active 
managerial New York trio, and made 
arrangements for a large increase of 
room for the New York house, although 
the present capacity is large. The Gen- 
dron company is doing a heavy eastern 
business in other lines as well as cycles, 
and intends to push the latter next year. 
Secretary Vogel is one of the prominent 

Selling Many Wli-eela. 
A. M. Scheffey, the swift traveler of 
the wholesale jobbing house of A, M. 
Scheffey, returned Wednesday from a 
trip in Pennsylvania, and took to the 
road again Thursday. Mr. Scheffey is 
an educated cycle salesman, and can see 
about as far in cycle construction and 
what the market will buy as anybody. 
This young and sturdy wholesale house 
is doing a rattling business with its pop- 
ular Wynnewood and a full line of other 
western wheels. 

Can Jiraze A.lutninitm. 

The Anglo-American Company says 
that it has invented a process for brazing 
aluminum rims without injuring the 
service in the least. It thinks this is 
very important, as that was the great 
drawback. with the rims before, as they 
had to be riveted. J. F. Ives of the New 
York Belting and Packing Company 
showed the Referee man a complete 
wheel with aluminum rims, spoked and 
tired, which only weighed three pounds. 

The New JRaleiffh Factory. 

New York, Sept. 1.— [Special] — The 
Raleigh company's American factorv 
will be located at Greenwich and Bank 
streets. The concern will import its ma- 
chines in rough and finish and assemble 
them here. George S. McDonald is to be 
in charge of the new factory. 

General Trade Notes. 

Mr. Foss of Chicago will soon receive a 
shipment of Lion cycles, a large order 
being now on the way to this country. 

Mr. Chapman, of the Leicester Cycle 
Company, is expected in America early 

lamps had not been taken out of the cus- 
tom house, and SneU secured them 
without trouble, as he got wind of the 
approaching failure in New York. 

The Tower Cycle Company is sending 
a large shipment of wheels to Canada, 


and compliment'^ the Referee on secur- 
ing it the order through the adver- 
tisement in this paper. 

J. W. Schoefer, the well-known 
Brooklyn rider and old dealer, tells the 
Referee that he is well satisfied with 
his job at Bidwell's, and will continue to 
travel south for the firm. 

The Monarch Cycle Company is at 
present making designs for a light ladies' 
safety for 1893. This company also in- 
tends building all its Monarchs to weigh, 
under thirty-five pounds. 

The ever popular Stephen Golder, 
journahst and cycle agent, will arrive 
on the City of New York from Liverpool 
Thursday, accompanied by Mrs. Golder 
and baby. Mr. Golder brings a large 

in September in the interests of lis 

Goodby & Son, Wolverhampton, are 
in correspondence with Boston people to 
take their agency for the United States. 

Saturday A. Featherstone took out a 
permit to erect an addition to his present 
factory. The proposed building was 
fully described in the Referee some 
months ago. 

The Pyle Cycle Company of Wilming- 
ton, Del. , gives notice that it has lost a 
cushion-tired Phoenix, No. 3,111. It was 
stripped, and the front rim was indented 
in several places. 

Samuel SneU, the well-known Birm- 
ingham lamp man, sailed for home in 
the Majestic last Wednesday. To a 
Referee representative he stated he was 
more than pleased with the business 
done on this trij), having sold thousands 
of lamps. Mr. SneU ivas fortunate in 
saving a thousand dollars' worth of 
lamps from the Sweeting failure, The 

shix)ment of New Howes with him and 
will at once open agencies. 

Mr. Mushing, of the Centaur Com- 
pany of Coventry, accompanied by Mr. 
Lucas, of lamp and sundry fame, who 
visits America for the first time, leaves 
Liverpool for New York Aug. 31. 

By a blunder a picture of E. D. Loane, 
Jr., of Spalding's New York establish- 
ment, and inventor of the pneumatic 
pump described in our last issue, was 
included in "the Gendron Quartette." 

A cycle house desiring a competent 
eastern or traveling represent itive can 
be placed in communication with a gen- 
tleman of wide experience and excellent 
character by adcb-essing a line to this 

Samples of the Brooks safety are now 
in the hands of the New York agents, 
and the firm name will shortly be an- 
nounced. A representative of the fam- 
ous saddle and cycle works will soon ho 
in America. 




ECLIPSING EVERYTHING YET MADE in the way of FIRST PRIZES, taken in TWO DAYS, July 4th and 5th. 



I St Prize, 
*ist " 

1 Mile, 

2 Miles, 
1-2 Mile, 

111. Div. Championship. 


111. Div. 

I St Prize, 

ist '* 

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*ist " 


5 Miles, 
1-2 Mile, 
1-4 Mile, 

I Mile, 


' Championship, 

ist Prize, 









ist ' 

ist Prize, 
ist '* 
ist " 

1 Mile, Mo. Div. Championship, 

2 Miles, 
2 Miles, 
I Mile, 

20 Miles, Road-Maine " 

5 Miles, Road-Janesville, Wis. 

1-2 Mile, Battle Creek, Mich. 

Houston, Texas. 

Wauseon, Ohio. 

Alameda, Cal. 

1,760 feet, ist class. Van Couver, Wash. 
1,760 feet, 2nd class " " '' 

Belle Plaine, Iowa. 



"Imperials" Entered in 28 Events. TAKING 5 THIRD PRIZES TWO WORLD'S RECORDS. 

ARE 4i 


Sieg & Clementi Company, Chicago, sell hundreds of them. 


Catalogue Free. 


302 Wabash Avenue, Chicago. 

Tips! Straight Tips!! Tips You Should Not Overlook!!! 



Ride easier and bring more real pleasure and comfort to their riders than any other make. 

Are made of the Best Materia? and Workmanship obtainable, and with finely adjusted bearings, therefore wear and stand up 
equal to or better than others. 

Are graceful in outUne; finish is unexcelled if equaled, and the mechanical construction is perfect. 

Stop the jolts, thus saving the rider's strength and the machine— points of great value to all cyclers. 

Other tips regarding Sylph Cycles will be given in this paper from time to time. WATCH FOR THEM, or better write for our catalogue giv- 
ing full particulars. Agents wanted. 




Soward A.. Smith & Company. 

We present herewith a sketch of How- 
ard A, Smith, one of the founders of, 
possibly, the oldest concern of its kind 
in Amerira, and of the several leading 
employes of his establishment. Mr, 
Smith's career was fully chronicled in 
our league meet issue. The firm was 
originally Zacharius & Smith, but for 
nearly ten years Howard A. Smith & 
Company has been the title. They have 
handled sundries in immense quantities, 
but also do a large business in wheels of 
all grades. 

E. J. Decker has had considerable ex- 
perience in repairing and building bicy- 
cles and is superintendent of the me- 
chanical department. He is also the 
holder of numerous records on the road 
and path, a prominent member of the 
First Regiment, N. J. N. G., the crack 
regiment of New Jersey, having held the 
ofSce of lieutenant for some time, and 
where he aspires to be as successful as 
be has already been in his chosen voca- 

Wilson K. Kirkpatrick, familiarly 
known as "Kirk," represents the firm on 
the road and has always been successful. 
Mr. Kirkpatrick was born in Newark in 
1866. Attending the public schools, he 
graduated at the age .of sixteen, and 
commenced business in the employ of 
his father in the capacity of salesman, 
and subsequently was admitted to the 
firm. His father retiring, the firm was 
dissolved, and Mr. Kirkpatrick connected 

himself with Smith & Company. He is 
well known throughout the trade, and is 
local L A. W. consul for Newark. He 
was also charter member and first cap- 
tain of the Business Men's Cycle League 
of Newark, N. J., and a member of 
other cycling clubs of similar reputation. 

Miss S. E. Kandle, the secretary and 
treasurer, is a cousin of Howard A. 
Smith, and comes from the same sturdy 
Jersey stock. She was thoroughly drilled 
for the art of book-keeping, and is well 
fitted for the position she occupies. She 
is a graceful rider and a worthy addition 
to the company. 

L. C. Crondal was born in the metrop- 
olis in the year 1867, and graduated from 
the public schools at the age of sixteen. 
This graduation entitled him to a four- 
years' free scholarship at Stevens Insti- 
tute, but he preferred to enter business 
life. He learned the printer's trade, but 
several years later, owing to its confine- 
ment, left the business to go with a large 
wholesale toy and sporting goods house 
in New York, where in a short time he 
became manager, acting in this capacity 
until the spring of 1891, when he identi- 
fied himself with Howard A. Smith & 
Company, in the same capacity. 

Miss L. C. Stilger, who acts in the ca- 
pacity of stenographer and type-writer, 
was born in Newark, in which city she 
has spent the greatest part of her life. 
She attended the public schools and grad- 
uated at the age of fifteen. She entered 
Coleman Business College, March, '91, 

and graduated in the short period of 
six months, during which time she 
acquired a thorough business education, 
including stenography and type-writing. 

Trade Notes. 

Thos. Saunders, representing William 
Bown, the Credenda Seanaless Tube Com- 
pany, Lamplugh & Company, the new 
B. & A., Birmingham, and the Crypto 
Cycle Company, London, will sail for 
America this month. 

President Stover of the Stover Bicycle 
Manufacturing Company, Freeport, 111., 
accompanied by wife and son, arrived in 
New York from a pleasant trip abroad 
last Wednesday and journoyed toward 
the setting sun the following day. 

With the rumored several tube making 
plants being built in this country, it 
would be well to remind the builders 
that Samuel Fisher & Sons, Birmingham, 
Eng,, have splendid tube drawing ma- 
chinery of latest pattern and build, 

Collins & Company, of Fort Worth, 
Texas, have placed an order with Ames 
& Frost for 500 Imperials for next sea- 
son's delivery, taking the agency for the 
entire state. Ames & Frost say that the 
outlook for next year is particularly 
bright with them. During the week 
Secretary Walpole, who was on a cen- 
tury run, took an order from Frazier, of 
Aurora, for 1,000 pairs of Imperial sulky 
wheels. The new factory will soon be 
finished, the first story being now com- 

pleted. Samples of their new light 
wheels will be shown this week. 

French & Sons, Balham, Eng., are 
are snipping a good many South Eoads 
to America and are arranging for regu- 
lar agencies in America next year, 
French & Sons are in correspondence 
with an American firm and figuring on a 
ten thousand wheel contest. 

Thomas Saunders cables that he will 
leave Liverpool on the Umbria Aug. 27 
and will reach New York, "wind, weather 
and tide permitting," Sept. 3. Mr. Saun- 
ders will represent Bown and other in- 
terests, and is so well known this side 
that his stay and travels are always pleas- 

Mr. Kirby, managing director of the 
Roulette Cycle Company, is to shortly 
leave for America, to look after the com- 
pany's interests here. It is quite pos- 
sible that a store or headquarters will ba 
opened in New York, Durant, McLean 
& Company are the Roulette agents here 

The McCune Cycle Company, of Ever- 
ett, Mass. , writes the Referee that the 
new factory is getting into shape for the 
manufacture of wheels, and next year it 
proposes to be "in it." It seems that 
the old firm of Jost & McCune has a 
knack of keeping well up in the pro- 

McKee & Harrington say they will 
use hickory rims on ^their Lindhurst to 
a great extent. This will lighten the 




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Eouse, Hazard & Company, Peoi'ia, 
report a number of sales in Mexico, 
the last order coming from San Luis 
Potosi last week. The fame of this firm 
is becoming known all over the world, 
as it has also sold some of its ma- 
chines in South America, England and 
other countries outside of the United 

Mr. Tiuman of Bingham pton was in 
New York I%iday showing a wheel and 
incidentally talking to a large wefetern 
manufaccurer who wants a capable su- 
perintendent. Mr. Truman says it is 
quite possible that he will be in Chicago 
ere long, as he is exp acted there by sev- 
eral people. 

R. M. Jaffcay, business manager of the 
Referee, arrived in New York Wednes- 
day from Liverpool on the racer City of 
Paris, accompanied by George M. Hen- 
dee of Hurlburt & Company and J. C. 
Spears of the Spears Manufacturing 
Company, Worcester. The steamer had 
a rough trip. 

L. B. Whymper takes a two weeks' 
vacation, commencing Monday, and will 
put in the time touring leisurely over 
Long Island, riding when and where his 
fancy dictates. This the Schoverling, 
Daly & Gales manager thinks is about 
the right idea, and he may be joined by 
Sidney Bowman later on. 

Pohn P. Gill of Augusta, Ga., who sells 
Columbias in that pretty southern city, 
called on the Refebee's New York office 
the past week and reported that Augusta 
is laying Asphalt streets, and a boom for 
cycling is therefor at hand. The Ref- 
eree man introduced the Georgian to 
Editor Potter of Good Roads, who 
talked vitrified brick, asphalt and other 
roads in plenty. 

Starley Brothers, J. K. Starley, Hum- 
ber & Company, have sent an expert ac- 
countant to Toronto, Can., to go over 
the books of the Stark Cycle Company, 
which failed some time ago. The Stark 
company has asked the English firms 
for a two year's extension of time to pull 
through, and if the expert finds things 
as represented by^the firm which has 
faith in its ability to right itself in time, 
the extension will be granted. 

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know that gentleman?" The other lady replied 
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publishers of the Ladies' Pictorial Weekly will 
give an elegant safety bicycle (valued at $1^5, or 
its equivalent in cash) to the first person telling 
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How can road-hogism be checked most 
effectually? This question has been fre- 
quently asked of late, the touring season 
being now open. Some farmers seem to 
take delight in buldozing the wheelmen 
into giving them a clear road, and often 
use forcible means. 

Shall the wheelmen use forcible 
means, throw dirt and rocks, thrash the 
driver, or what? 

Shall he carry in his inside pocket 
ti-acts, showing cyclists' rights on the 
road, to distribute among the offenders? 

Are there such tracts printed? 

These and a thousand other questions 
may well be asked. 

A f armer s daughter, fresh from a cen- 
tral Illinois district, when told of several 
cases of road-hogism couldn't see it that 
way. She liked the cyclists and always 
turned out when j)assing them, but was 
certain "she needn't if she didn't want 

Further conversation revealed an 
alarming state of ignorance. She in- 
formed the writer that the farmers were 
taught to believe that the cyclists had no 
right on the road; that they were re- 
quired to get off and walk around every 
approaching team, not doing which they 
. were liable for damages. 

This, perhaps is explanatory of the re- 
cent outi-ages heaped upon wheelmen in 
certain parts of Illinois and other states. 
A few circulars vigorously worded might 
do these people a world of good — and 
they might not. 

As matters stand, however, the cj^clist 
must enforce his rights hj fist, stone or 
clods of dirt, scaring the horses or hold- 
ing his own in the riit until Mr. Eoad 
Hog changes his mind. There is little 
doubt that a great deal of road-hogism 
originates in this way, for drivers are 
often poorly informed, and not knowing 
the laws, yield to the "cussedness" too 
often a portion of their natures. Much 
road-hogism is piu-e cussedness, and in 
such cases a goodl thrashing administered 
by the in jui-ed party would result bene- 
ficially. Once let these fellows know 
that all wheelmen are not dudes, give 
them an idea that thej^ are able to take 
care of themselves and good will result. 
Here are a few instances of ill-treat- 
ment of Chicago cyclists upon the }:)ublic 

C. H. Larsen met \\nt\\ so many cases 
on his trip to Niagara Falls that he pur- 
chased a revolver, carrying it openly, 
and not hesitatiag to pnnit it at the driv- 
er. He cleared his way nicely, only 
once firing and tlien over tlie man's 
head, afterwards shoothig the dog the 
fellow set upon hun. This same gentle- 
tnan, whti© out with a party of South 

Chicago riders, met an excellent subject 
who refused to yield half of a poor road. 
Larsen held the horse while the others 
thrashed the road hog until he cried 
enough. They then invited him to call 
the police. 

A. P. Park and F. E. Spooner met 
many of the class up in Wisconsin, while 
on a recent century from Milwaukee to 
Watertown and return. After yielding 
to several they were thrashed vigorously 
with a horse-whij) by the last one for 
scaring his horses. He then whipped up 
and drove off at full speed. The next 
man met tried to hold the road. The 
wheelmen stayed him out and held the 
rut, threatening meanwhile to fight if he 
didn't yield. He did. 

Miss Lucy Porter was with Ed; Porter 
on a century run to Kenosha. A road 
hog attempted to run over the lady and 
her wheel. Mr. Porter thrashed him. 

The recent case of Mr. Piatt is another 
instance, the " hog" trying to run over 
man and wheel, which he was trying to 

The clubbing so biaitally given Guinea 
is a matter of history, a policeman being 
fined $10 and costs for bis brutality. 

The case of Sam J. White is also fresh 
in the public mind, for it is still on, the 
L. A, W. attorney having recently sworn 
out the third warrant for George Col- 
beck's arrest, he having jumped two 
bonds. The league is prosecuting this 
case vigorously. Colbeck ran White 
down at Oakiey and Chicago avenues 
July 16 last, injuring the man and 
smashing the machine. 

A hundred cases of similar import 
could be recited. These men would look 
well in a chain gang under soldier 
guards, breaking stone for the improve- 
ment of our public highways. 


Invitation races do not seem to prove 
very successful either in this country or 
in England, for those run this year have 
been nothing better than farces. It is 
customarjr foi- the tournament managers 
to offer exceptionally good prizes for 
these events, such as would seem to at- 
tract any rider, but even this does not 
bring out the men whose names are on 
the programme. In England, were some 
three dozen of thehest men were entered— 
and they had promised to ride— only a 
third of the number faced the starter. At 
Parki^ide many of the best men did not 
show themselves in the mile in%itation 
handicap, so it was not surprising that 
a 300-yard man got across the tape first. 
It is not because of a lack of interest on 
the part of the men that they do not 
compete, at least in this country, but 
solely because the event is placed as the 
last on the programme, when the men 
are tired out and do not feel justified in 
competing with great odds against them. 
A five-mile invitation handicap, with 
good prizes up, would make a grand race 
if put on the middle of the programme, 
when the cracks are in condition to do 
them- elves justice. Tournament mana- 
gers do not, apiiai-ently, arrange their 
programmes as best they miglit, for fre- 
quently several scratch events are 
brought together, whereas if more time 
for rest were given better racing would 


It is pretty generally believed nowa- 
days that cement tracks are capaple of 
greater speed-producing qualities than 
those made of clivy, dirt, macadam or 
boards, and there U talk of building some 
of the proposed American tracks of that 
material. The Buffalo ti-ack in Paris is 
evidently fast, for nearly tweuty-fiA^e 
miles have been made in an hour on it, 
and Shorland describes it as being "fear- 
fully fast," even if it is five Hps to the 

mile. This track is well banked, but is 
so slippery that resin had to be used on 
the turns, and, as the Scottish Cyclist 
says, while it may be a good record- 
breaking track it is hardly safe enough 
fos racing with a big field of starters. 
But if it were a three-lap track it would 
not only be safe but faster. There is 
difficulty in getting cement laid properly, 
and unless so put down it is worse than 
nothing. Thin-surfaced cement tracks 
invariably chip up and require too much 
repair work. The Buffalo track cost some 
$15,000. At that rate a three-lap cement 
track would entail an expense of $25,- 
000, while a board track could be built 
for one-fifth that amount, and it would 
be much safer at all times. But of 
course speed is the cry of the day, and 
cement is, apparently, faster. Not nec- 
essarily so, however, for a properly-laid 
and well-banked tlu-ee-lap board track 
has not been given a trial. It is quite 
sure that a board track, built after the 
plan of skating rink floors, would prove 
much more safe if not as fast as cement. 
Weather would have a more disasterous 
effect on the wooden track than on the 
cemented surface, however, and thus 
both have their advantages and disad- 
vantages. A board track being one-fifth 
as expensive, would be likely to find 
favor with those contemplating the 
building of tracks. 

Br what right do the Manhattan Ath- 
letic Club men raise all this fuss about 
the non-appearance of Zimmerman at 
their meeting? Is the man, because he 
happens to be a champion, to become a 
slave and subject to the orders of a com- 
mittee of race-promoters? We opme 
not. Even though he had entered in due 
form — which he did not — the Manhattan 
Athletic Club takes upon itself entirely 
too much when it presuTiies to dictate to 
the rider what he shall or shall not do. 
Its action seems to us to be a piece of 
extraoi'dinary impertinence. Eiders have 
been too much "under orders,"' and 
Zimmerman's assertion of his right to do 
as he pleases might be followed to ad- 
vantage by others. 

L. D. MuNSEH states that last Saturday, at Buf- 
falo, the heat in which Taylor's competitive mile 
record of 2:21 3-5 was announced, was so timed liy 
one watch, while the other two made it 2:2J. The 
rules were violated and the single time announced 
"so that Buffalo uiight hnx'e a record."' Enter- 
prising, to be sure. —Exchange. 

A case of sour grapes. "Birdie" was heart- 
broken because his 2:S2 was suowed under.— Buf- 
falo Courier. 

Munger had a perfect right to com- 
plain if the facts were as given above. 
It is customary to give the slowest, not 
the fastest, time. If the two watches 
made tlie time 2:33 that should have been 
the time announced, and Munger's rec- 
ord would only have been equaled. 


The Ttoo-mile Jleeord. Seaten at Sprin{/- 
fleUl—May TaJce the Trotting Itecord. 

Springfield, Mass., Sept. 7.— (Special 
telegram.) — This morning Zimmerman 
made a successful attempt to lower the 
two-mile record held by Berlo. The 
timers were E. C. Robinson, C. F. Shean 
and A. O. McGarreit. The weather was 
clear and the track like glass, but there 
was a very slight wind. Times, quar- 

Quarter mile .... :34 2-5 | 1 1-4 miles 2:53 2-5 

Half mile 1 :08 1-5 1 1-2 miles 3:34 1-5 

Three-quarters . 1 :48 13-4 miles ...... 

One mile 2:18 I 3 miles 4:.3r 2-5 

Zimmerman will probably make an 
attempt this evening to lower the trot- 
ting record, of course with a flying start. 

The Tiffin, O., police itre to be mount- 
ed on wheels, the council's committee 
I having reporterj (favorably on the i^atter. 


Jfreparations for the Races Next Month — 
The Track and Grounds. 

Jacksonville has always been regarded 
by men in the trade and other visiting 
cyclists as one of the liveliest cycling 
centers in Illinois, and yet, until this 
season, no attempt has been made to pro- 
mote a tournament on a big scale. Early 
this year, however, a few of the ruling 
spirits in cycledom concluded not to be 
forever outdone by Peoria, Springfield 
and other towns in the state, and com- 
menced preparations for a meeting, 
which, at this writing, seems to need 
only fine weather to be one of the great 
western successes of the season. 

The dates chosen are October 3 and 4, 
very nearly the closing event of the sea- 
son, at which time the weather in that 
neighborhood is, as a rule, at its best. 
The committee has been at work for 
months, the one of most interest to com- 
petitors — that on entries — being com- 
posed of Arthur D. Black, chairman, 
Irving Wcods and D. C. Catlin. The 
chairman has been the most active 
worker. He has attended all the leading 
meets, and will be found at nearly all 
between now and the time of the meet. 


The Jacksonville track, which is 
shown in our illuetrations, is a half-mile 
circuit, seventy feet wide on the finish- 
ing stretch. It is well banked. Inside 
is a quarter-mile track, of cinders, which 
is used for training purposes when the 
large track is in use. The grand stand 
seats 3,000 people and the "bleachers" 
another thousand. The grounds are one 
mile and a quarter from the center of 
the city, over beautifully shaded, paved 
streets. They are reached by means of 
electric cars. 


The city has a population of 15,000, 
and good hotel accommodations, at rates 
from 11.50 per day upwards. The Dun- 
lap is the league hotel. Tne city has a 
number of famous institutions. The Illi- 
nois College, with 300 students, is the 
oldest in the state, having been founded 
in 1839 by Rev. Edward Beecher, a 
brother of Rev. Henry Waid Beecher. 

The Jacksonville Female Academy, a 
Presbyterian school,' was founded in 
1823, and has about 150 students. The 
Illinois Female College, Methodist, has 
150 pupils. 

The Jacksonville Deaf and Dumb In- 
stitute is the largest in the world, while 
the insane asylum shelters 1,800 patients, 
and the bhnd asylum 600. These are 
state institutions. Besides all these, 
there are business colleges, financial and 
art institutes almost without number. 

The colleges, of course, supply many- 
wheelmen, and the rivalry between 
"town and gown" has always been 

Around the city are numerous runs of 
from eight to ten miles, 

Jacksonville is 315 miles from Chi- 
cago, 90 from St Louis, 80 from Peoria, 
35 from Springfield, and 80 fromQuincy. 
Cheap rates from all points will probably 
be granted, and Chicago people are 
likely to be favored with a special over 
the Santa Fe and Jacksonville South- 

Sooner or later, no doubt, the racing 
board wiU see tlie advisability of adopt- 
ing an entry blank and making it com 
pulsory on race promoters to use it. 
Some of the specimens we have seen this 
season -in fact a majority of them— have 
L)een ab.solutely useless, no partictdars of 
performances or other information being 
aske<l for. It is a matter worthy of con- 



Hough on the JBriti slier s. 

Between the efforts of the McKinley 
t>ill and President Harrison's twenty days 
quarantine prociamation the EngUsh 
manufacturer will in very sui-ety be 
between the devil and the deep blue sea, 
and some half score of Johnny Bull's 
cycle trade reijresentatives will spend a 
good many days gazing at the seemingly 
mocking giii "Libbie," known as Bar- 
tholdi"s present to America— Liberty En- 
lightening the World. The belated 
Britisher will think all this talk about 
Yankee fair play and freedom is bosh. 
We have good cycles and little cholera 
ni America, and the less of the latter the 
!)ctter; but we like to see English cycles 
liere. We can compare them with the 
American pi-odnction, which a Coventry 
manufacturer once told me originated, 
as a rule, in Coventry, and on that score 
refused me admission to the factorj^, 
being afraid I was after something new 
in patterns. Still, we love the Humber 
pattern; so do nearly all the manufac- 
turers, and that is the reason we like to 
see England send us cycles, so that we 
can compare them with the American 
Humber j)atterns and all other kinds of 


There are several of England's repre- 
sentatives down the bay, and some of 
them may have to run the gauntlet of Dr. 
Jenkins' fumigating method to stamp out 
cholera germs, which means a sulphur 
and steam bath for man and his clothes. 
Fancy Colder (now over-due three days) 
being scrubbed at quarantine by the doc- 
tor's assistants, while his cargo of New 
Howes vindergoes the same treatment ! 

Thomas Sanders and many others are 
said to be on various boats, and they will 
lie liable to look at Liberty island, Coney 
island, and all the other islands, and 
wish the Asiatic scourge had confined 
its efforts to Eussia. 

The Zimmerman H'on-A^ppearance. 

The letters and the special wire to 
the Refeeee stating j)ositively that Zim- 
merman Avould ride at Cleveland instead 
of at the M. A. C. meet in New York 
were accepted by all cyclists outside of 
the M. A. C. committee, it would seem, 
but there seems to be little doubt that 
the M. A. C. , from their letter published 
herewith with that of Zimmerman's 
brother-in-law, Joseph McDermott, had 
no right to expect the New Jersey rider 
to be present. They did not comply 
with the provisions of rule G, clause 4; 
neither did Zunmerm n. Unless a rider's 
entry is in writing and his entrance 
money is in hand, no race-promoter has 
any right to ex^ject and insist on a man's 
being present, and has no right to adver- 
tise him — that is, if any deference is to 
bo paid to the L. A. W. rules, and there 
is little in racing matters these days. 

Zimmerman seems to Iiave done the 
right thing when he sent his representa- 
tive to ask the M. A. C. peoi^le to let him 
off, as he could not be pre- ent. But as 
if the rider was a hireling and not a 
gentleman amateur, they refuse to let 
him off and go right on advertisirg him 
as a starter. Asregards the roasting Mr. 
McDermott speaks of, I did not see any 
"roasting" before the meet, but heard 

that expressions far from complimentary 
to the plucky rider were floating about. 

Director Moneypeniiy hopes that the 
matter will bo given fair consideration 
by the Referee, which ceitainly, as far 
as I am concerned, it shall have. The 
title of this paper means fairness, and 
the most obscure are treated with as 
much fairness as Zimmerman or the 
powerful athletic organization Mr. Mon- 
eypenny represents. The letters from 
Director Moue\ penny and Mr. McDer- 
mott are as follows: 


New York, Aug. .19— Mr. W. J. Morgan— Mv 
Deah Sir — In vepl.v to your favor of the 26tli inst., 
asking uie about tlie entry of Mr. A. Zimmerman 
at our meet, I gladly f urnisli the following: Upon 
Mr. Zuumerman'.s return from Eiu-ope a commit- 
tee representing this club took part in his recep- 
tion at that time. 

Mr. De Graaf, -who was one of tliis race commit 
tee, and also one of the movers of a reception to 
Mr. Zimmerman, was present. 

He asked Mr. Zimmerman to compete at our 
meet, and Mr. Zimmermati pronxised faithfully to 

Your I'avoi' of SiUli Inst, received, I thank yon 
very much for your Interest In Ai-thur. 

There is no ijiieslion that Arthur was invtted 
by Mr. DeGraaf on the day he arrived from 
England to take part in the M. A. C. races and 
that lio accM^pted the invitation. T,;iter he formd 
that he wrml.l nut Vn- aljle Ir, l,i-rptiie eiisagc-uient 
without a wholesale, ehange of anaiigeujents, 
and wrote me to call on Mr. DeGraaf and tell liim 
that ho (Arthur) woidd not be able to compete. 

On August 15 I called on Mr. DeGraaf and to!d 
him tlic sliape that the matter was in and asked 
him to release Arthur from any obligation to ap- 
pear. I told Mr. DeGraaf that if it would n,,iake 
any differenee to the clul> financially that I would 
have Arthur give up all his arrangements rather 
than that the club should suffer in that way. 

Mr. DeGraaf said that so far as he was person- 
ally concerned he was agreeable to my wishes, 
but ho preferred to con.sult with the race commit- 
tee. On the Ifith of August I received a letter 
from Mr. Moneypeuny saying tliat the committee 
would not release hixu. Some other correspond- 
ejice followed. 

On the 17th or 18th articles appeared in the 
New York papers insinuating that Zimmerman 
was afraid to meet W^indle and had been afraid to 
meet Osmond, etc., and that was his i-eason f or 
not appearing. That settled the matter. Our 
friends (?) do not say things like that. No entry 
was sent in and no entrance fees paid. 

To sum it all up it is just like this: 

They invited him. He accepted. He found he 
couldn't attend and asked to be released. They 
refused and he insisted, as he had a right to do. 
Thej' then began to "roas"t him in the papers. 

If my wishes could be carried out I woiUtl have 
nothing said about it. I do not wksh to enter into 

The Goodwater Grove Track, Stockton, Cal. 


be there. This was all that was considered nec- 
essary by the committee, they believing that, as 
he had given his promise, he could be counted on 
to be present. He did not make out any entry 
blank, hut his promise was considered sufficient 
to enter him. Shortly after this Mr. McDermott, 
who represented Mr. Zimmerman, waited on Mr, 
DeGraaf and asked him to i-elease Mr. Zimmer- 
man from his promise, offering as an excuse that 
he had promised the Cleveland people to compete 
at their meet. Mr. DeGraaf informed him that 
he woidd have to refer the matter to the comnait- 
toe, which he did, and after due consideration the 
committee decided that they could not release 
Mr. Zimmennan, as they had announced to the 
I)ublic that Mi'. Zimmerman would be there. 
Thej^ had also used his name in all the printed 
matter advertising the meet. In the interview 
between Mr. McDermott and Mr. DeGaaf Mr. Mc- 
Dermott said that if we insisted on Mr. Zimmer- 
man's appearance at our meet he had no doubt 
but he would be present. These are the facts in 
full, and I can show you Mr. McDermott's letter 
if you desire to see it. As you will note by the 
foregoing, the committee were justified in every 
particular in advertising Mr, Zimmerman, and his 
non-ai)pea ranee was no fault of the committtee's 
but simply Mr, Zimmerman's failure to keep his 
promise. Trusting you will give this matter fair 
consideration I remain 

Yours very trul.y, 


Director of Cycling. 
Fbeerold, N. J., Aug. 31— My Dkab Senator— 

a controversy witli Mi-. DeGraaf or anj- one else. 

Arthur has been "i-oasted" so much that it 
don't interf ei-e with Mm any more. He keeps 
on winning races. 

I don't think the riders will be a party to any 
arrangement to do anything unfair. 

The only diffiiculty ve had in England w^as 
when race meet managers used his name as a 
card when they knew he would not appear. 

Yours truly, Joseph McDbrmot. 

The summing up by Mr. McDermott 
hits the nail on the head, and the pity of 
it all was the disappointment of over ten 
thousand people who wanted to see Zim- 
merman, and his absence seemingly 
caused the meeting to fall flat, as it was 
entirely devoid of that snap seen at other 
meets. To do justice it must be said Mr, 
Moneypenny got out considerable adver- 
tising before he knew Zimmerman's 

International World's Chanipionnhij). 
The above sounds like Ducker days, 
doesn't it? Well, the proposer of the 
above is no other than the mild, conser- 
vative, well-posted, practical Henry 
Sturmey, editor of England's greatest 
cychng journal, llie Cyclist. Mr. Stur- 
mev writes me from Coventry, Aug. 19, 
and says the N. C. U. is in favor of such 

a struggle as the above comprehensive 
title calls for. The N. C. XJ. has well 
placed the matter for F^ngland in Mr, 
Sturmey's hands, and he evidently 
wished to give me some light on the sub- 
ject by saying "enclosed find slip on 
same." But no slip was enclosed. From 
an editorial in Tlie Cyclist I gather the 
following: The scheme is to enter into 
correspondence (the N. C. U.) with the 
governing bodies of national associations 
the coming winter, and arrange an an- 
nual world's championship meet, to be 
run in different countries each year, 
America being suggested for next year, 
owing to the World's fair. 


of each country are to be selected to 
represent their respective countries, and 
here Sturmey pays America a compli- 
ment by stating that at the present time 
we have a better collective team of 
riders than any other country. In this 
as in other things Henry Sturmey shows 
good judgment, for there is not a shadow 
of doubt that America could send the 
winning four to any race in the world at 
the present time— Zimmerman, Tyler, 
Taylor, Windle— the greatest quartette 
the amateur world has ever seen up to 
the ''present time. Mr. Sturmey men- 
tions France, Germany, .Holland, Bel- 
gium, Australia and America as nations, 
but says "France and Australia are out 
of the running owing to their adherence 
to universal professionalism." What of 
that, Mr. Sturmey? Sanction the ap- 
pearance of the cash men against the 
crock men. 

The distances suggested for competi- 
tion are anything from a quarter to fifty 
miles, for speed up to ten miles, and 
then a pace-making, gruelling fifty for 
those who like such sport. Profits and 
losses, Mr. Sturmey suggests, should be 
equally divided by the respective contest- 
ing countries, and two official represen- 
tatives be allowed to travel with each 
team. By this plan we might possibly 
welcome Hillier to America, as it seems 
impossible that he will come unless on 
racing bent. 

Sturmey proposed this scheme years 
ago, when English riders were uncon- 
querable; and it lacked "go" for that 
reason, probably. 


Now this is all very fine and large, 
Mr, Sturmey, but in the meantime what, 
Oh, what shall we do with the amateur 
definition? I see you are wrestling with 
the question in England mightily, and 
our racing board loses sleep and sits up 
nights in the repair shop tinkering witli 
it, and the repair, like a pneumatic punc- 
ture repair, is not lasting. Therefore it 
would seem that the veteran cyclist edi- 
tor must first wrestle a bit more with the 
makers, amateur question and the ama- 
teur definition, and I fancy the proposed 
international world's championship will 
easily be arranged. The question is, 
will the race be for amateurs, makers' 
amateurs or professionals? Mr. Sturmey 
has labored well and hard for the cause 
of racing, both amateur and professional, 
and the professionals never had a better 
friend, I would like to see his latest, 
most feasible and altogether important 
scheme a huge success: but that ghost — 
the amateur definition — ^rises before me 

Tlie Side Around the Ifuh. 

The junior editor of Bicycling World, 
James Cartwright, Jr., sends me a cir- 
cular and letter of invitation to attend 
"A Wheel Around the Hub," which is a 
repetition of the historical Sept., 1879, 
ride around the Hub. That grand pio- 
neer cyclist, Frank W. Weston — "Papa" 
Weston to old timers— is in charge of 
the ride, and it is safe to say that, with 


Park dR' 

the assistance of Fourdrinier, Cartwright, 
Hodges and others the two days' ride 
will be an enjoyable time. 

Among other things my defeated rac- 
ing protege says that "the new plant for 
his paper is now (like Mara was recently) 
very near to us, and only one more issue 
will be presented under the old form, 
which will be a blessing all around. 

Mr. Cartwright also informs me that 
Arthur Zimmerman has been in Boston 
and secured the services of his old train- 
er, W. Corcoran, and the pair have gone 
to Springfield. If ever there was a faith- 
ful trainer Corcoran is the man, and 
Zimmerman will need him from this 
time forward. 

Cartwright draws attention to the fact 
of "machine cleaners and ambulances" 
for the two days' ride around the Hub. 
The latter seem scarcely necessary these 


Graves a .Professional. 
So the racing board has suspended and 
also now declares Graves of Springfield 
a professional ! Here is a case of suffer- 
ing for other people's sins as well as your 
own; but what glory or credit will the 
racing board reap from this one offend- 
er's suspension while the ninety-and- 
nine go scott free? This is a sop to stop 
the clamor for a rigid enforcement of 
the amateur definition, and Graves can 
consider himself a victim of misplaced 
confidence and a sacrifice to expediency. 
Being without backing of any kind, he 
was led as a lamb to the slaughter. The 

manufacturer, aye, and the club which 
plucked the forbidden fruit and asked 
him to eat, will not be blamed and will 
continue to enjoy the freedom of the 
eden of amateurism; but the one led into 
sin will be kept out of the garden by 
the L. A. W. racing board's flaming 
sword, never again to enter its sacred 
precincts. Do you call this right or 
wrong, or is it a farce? Eij) up the ama- 
teur definition; treat all men alike under 
the law; but the law has been proved to 
be inoperative, to those who will and can 


* * 

Some Irish Hulls, 

That remarkable laster in racing and 
Irish Cyclists editor, Eichard J. Me- 
credy of Dublin, gets off the following 
in a recent issue: 

The "Irish Athlete" makes a particularly Irish 
remark in its last issue when it suggests that 
boys' races should be encouraged, and that "any 
entry should be refused in which the birth certifi- 
cate shows that the lad is under, say, eleven, and 
over sixteen 1 !" Quite right, I. A. ; any boy who 
is so lost to all sense of what is proper as to be 
under eleven and over sixteen at the same time 
should certainly not be allowed to compete as a 
gentleman amateur. 

The above reminds me of the Dublin 
doctor who was severe on the ice sup- 
plied to the residents of Mecredy's city, 
and who gravely declared that the only 
safe way to use ice was to boil it first. 

Tlte Irish Sportsman, Jj't'd. 

Some five years ago when in Dublin I 
had the pleasure of meeting a splendid 

sportsman in the person of the late la- 
mented John L. Dunbar, editor of tlie 
above paper. Dunbar was an encyclo- 
pedia of Irish sports and was official 
handicapper to the Irish Athletic Asso- 
ciation. Dunbar was then running the 
Sportsman and also the Irish Athletic 
and Cycling Neivs, which was edited by 
the '■■ Scorcher" (E. J. O'Reilly), now one 
of Wheeling's editors. The two papers 
were fairly prosperous, judging from 
what could be seen in the advertising 
departments, but Dunbar was too much 
a sportsman and race meet attendant to 
make a very successful editor, and there 
were few meetings at which Dunbar and 
O'Reilly were not present. Dunbar was 
very popular in Dublin and with the 
Irishman's privilege he did not agree 
with his neighbor, R. J. Mecredy, who 
was then struggling along with his Irish 
Cyclist, and many were the arguments 
they had over athlojtics and cycling, and 
Dunbar's feelings were shared by 
O'Reilly in many instances. How things 
change. Now, in the last Irish Cyclist 
there appears as a supplement a prospec- 
tus of "the Irish Sportsman, L't'd." 
which offers stock at one pound per 
share. R. J. Mecredy 


so does the owner, F. Percy Low, man- 
ager of f^nieeUng, who no doubt got hold 
of the property through the medium of 
E. J. O'Reilly and Dunbar's widow. The 
relations between Wheeling and the 
Irish Cyclist in the past have been some- 
what strained, no doubt through O'Reilly 

joining the former staff, but even with 
Du Cros, Sr., Mecredy and Low as di- 
rectors on the Sportsman, everything 
should be lovely for a while. In the 
meanwhile that excellent Dublin paper. 
Sport, will be a thorn in the side of the 
limited company, but with such sporting 
people as the Irish two weeklies should 
pay in Ireland, and it is pleasing to see 
John L. Dunbar's old paper still in the 

More Ci/clinff Faper Changes, 
H. Crowther, late cycling editor of 
Sporting Life, dropped into the Referee 
office this morning from Boston, and 
joyfully announced that he will in future 
work for the Wheelman Company, pub- 
lishers of the Bicycling World— a. paper 
which though a trifle ancient recently, 
promises to shortly bloom like arose in the 
desert, and oblige its advisers, who of 
late have been offering much advice as 
to how the paper should be conducted. 
Crowther will take Frank Egan's place 
in the editorial columns and will be a 
most valuable addition to the staff", as of 
late Mr. Fourdrinier has had his hands 
full arranging the new plant and attend- 
ing to the paper's business details. Mr. 
Crowther will also attend to the adver- 
tising department of the revived 
and altogether new Boston paper, and 
will be a useful addition politically in 
helping to secure the Bulletin 


when the present contract expires three 
years hence. The old brigade feels a 


certain amount of respect and venera- 
tion for the old paper, and its well-wish- 
ers are many — a hundred times more 
than its defamers. Long may the "an- 
cient and honorable " liourish. 

Ah, yes; and report says that the " edi- 
tor and proprietor" is casting longing 
glances toward Lake Michigan, and feel- 
ing the utter neglect the Windy City has 
experienced as a cycling newspaper cen- 
tre, he proposes, so tis said, to send one 
•'Betsy B." to educate Chicago up to 
high class solid cycling journalism, de- 
void of personalities. If rumor is cor- 
rect and the effort is made, there will be a 
time of repentance, sure as you are born, 

Coffins as Prises. 

?hose jokers the Park Avenue Wheel- 
ien, of Philadelphia, evidently wanted 
to out-do Springfield's carriage and pair 
as an advertising medium for a race 
meet, so they "gravely" announce a cof- 
fin as a prize for one of the races at their 
meet. Possibly they anticipate the buri 
al of the " amateur definition," and by 
placing a two-minute time limit on the 
race the coflSn will revert to the club, 
which in turn will tender it to the racing 
board for funeral services at the next 
meeting of the L. A. W, convention. 
Now that cholera is with us a coffin and 
graveyard lot might prove of more use 
than a piano, carriage and team, or a 
city lot; and the beauty of it is a coffin 
will keep, and the patterns don't change 
as often as bicycles. Altogether a coffin 
makes a nice L. A. W. prize, and don't 
in any way reflect on the organization, 
and it cannot, if buried deep enough. 
W. J. Morgan. 

The liaw of the Moad. 

Editor Referee:— What show has a commou 
bicycle i-ider with a road hog, as you call them? 
I was run do^RTi by a teamster two weeks ago and 
narrowly escaped with my life. Is there no re- 
dress for a woman?. Marion. 

Courts have decided this question 
hundreds of times, but the decision of 
the New York supreme court, made re- 
cently, probably defines the law more 
clearly than any yet rendered. The case 
was where a wheelman was run into and 
injured, both himself and his machine, 
by a carriage. Suit was brought against 
the owner and driver of the carriage for 
damages. On the trial it appeared that 
the wheelman was going slowly and was 
on the right hand side of the road. The 
carriage was being driven raj)idly in the 
opposite direction and did not tm-n to 
the right to avoid the wheelman. The 
court held that the latter was where he 
had a right to be, that by turning to 
the right he had taken reasonable pre- 
caution to avoid collision with other 
vehicles and that he was not required by 
law to turn to the left, even though by 
so doing he might have avoided a colli- 
sion. The rule was laid down that bicy- 
cles have the same road rights as other 
vehicles, and that carriages must turn 
out for them where it is possible or take 
the consequences. 



A Medical Authority on Ziong JRides. 

Regarding long-distance riding, the 
Loudon Lancet, probably the highest 
medical authority in the world, says: 
"In some instances such is the tension 
that the man literally propels himself in 
what may be called blindness. His legs 
work automatically, and his course is 
directed in a manner very little different, 
A man is not an engine of iron and steel , 
and that if he treats himself as one he 
will soon become an engine so disabled 
that Ms better self will fall into death 
before he has reached what in others 
better ti-ained would be the prime period 
of vital strength and activity.'" 

Something New in Jtovers^JPatterns for 

Wext Season A Irea&y Appearing — 

A Thirty -Pound Crypto— 

Sundry Trade Items. 

London, Aug. 27.— Several of the lead- 
ing firms are apparently determined to 
compete with the makei'sof durable pneu- 
matic tired safeties at popular prices. 
Until the demand of the elite of the pur- 
chasing public had been satisfied, there 
was no difficulty iu maintaining a brisk 
trade in Dunlop tired safeties listed at 
£26. Now, however, this demand has 
waned, and firms desirous of obtaining 
the patronage of the large class with 
limited purses are placing on the market 
sound, handsome and well-finished 
mounts, tired with Dunlops or other 
pneumatics, at a medium price of about 
£15. These machines are identical with 
those sold at the higher price early this 
season, except as regards weight. 


J. K. Starley & Company have just 
launched the New Popular Rover, a 
high-class full roadster, Dunlop tired, 
fitted with ball bearings throughout, and 
bearing a close resemblance to the Light 
Rover, which I very fully described 
some weeks ago. The new mount is 
listed at £15 net cash. Although not 
remarkably light, this pattern is very 
superioi in all its details, and is a mount 
which any one might feel proud to pos- 
sess. It is an 1893 pattern but can be 
supplied to order at the present time. 

The Rover people will not touch the 
front driver for next season. Naturally 
they are very confident in the type which 
they have been successful in making 
fashionable "o'er the whole world's 
face," to quote from some clever verses 
they publish, and, notwithstanding my 
belief in the magnitude of the impending 
revolution in type before us, I have little 
doubt their persistent enterprise will be 


have also brought out a novelty within 
the last woek or two. It takes the form 
of a strong, well finished rear driver, on 
the familiar lines of the season — long 
base, diamond frame, long ball socket 
steering — and is called the Jennet. Fit- 
ted with Bates' excellent cushion tires, 
its price is £13. For rough work and 
big strong rides, this is a mount to be 

The company are sceptical regarding 
the front driver, and feel quite satisfied 
with the steady demand which contin- 
ues for their various safeties, and their 
No. 8 Quadrant tricycle, with small 
wheels, and a neat thumb screw and fly- 
nut attachment for removing the off- 
side wheel in a moment, causing a 30 
inch doorway to present no difficulties. 

This firm also make a very light rac- 
ing safety which has met with recent 
success on the road, and their well 
known tandem is by no means a thing 
of the past. 


Having referred to the rear driver and 
some of its makers with becoming re- 
spect—for I feel it my duty to so treat 
the dominant type of yesterday— I may 
be allowed to pass on to the new pattern 
safety, in which I take an absorbing 
interest. Once you have convmced 
yourself a thing is right nothing is more 
congenial than to watch the disappear- 
ance of the mists of prejudice which al- 

ways gather thickly round a striking de- 

At the last Stanley show, the Crypto 
F. D. safety was in its embryonic stage, 
and like most embryos its form was not 
remarkable for beauty. Having deter- 
mined the final design of the full road- 
ster, the introducers of the new type 
have devoted endless pains to perfecting 
a light roadster, which may now be ob- 
tained in the ordinary course by anyone. 
A week ago I met a fellow clubman, 
until recently a religious believer in 
the chain-driven safety. I found him 


over a little 30 inch Crypto front driver, 
geared to 60 inches, and weighing with 
saddle and pedals just 30 pounds. I 
tried it, of course, and so did half a 
dozen others. My own impression was 
so favorable that I lost no time in secur- 
ing the loan of a similar machine for the 
purpose of an extended triaL My ex- 
periences of the mount, which reached 
me late yesterday evening, I hope to 
give you in my next letter. 

In the meantime let me describe the 
'little 'un' to you. It costs no effort to 
pick up the machine, tuck it under your 
arm, and run with it. The tires are 
light roadster Boothroyds, fitted in 
Surrey Machinists' hollow rims. The 
hubs are of phosphor bronze, with di- 
rect spokes in the machine I have, but 
my friend's mount had tangent spokes 
and steel hubs, slightly lighter. The 
back wheel is 26 inches with a step fitted 
conveniently low down on the back fork, 
whilst the saddle and handles are ar- 
ranged to secure a most comfortable 
attitude to the rider. 


there is no sense of being cramped, 
whilst the weight falling between the 
two wheels, much less vibration is ex- 
perienced over a bumpy road than with 
an air-tired rear-driver. This advantage 
obtains in a still greater degree with the 
geared ordinary, although some lightness 
has to be sacrificed in the case of the 
higher mount. About the actual sensa- 
tions experienced on the road I will 
speak after a prolonged trial. 

Knowing Mr. J. Rickard's special skill 
in constructing very light cycles, I called 
this week at hie works in Doris street, 
Kennington, in the hope of seeing some- 
thing wonderful in the shape of a light 
F. D. safety which I had heard he was 
busy upon, I was not disappointed. 
The builder of the 26-pound 


is nothing if not original and up to date. 
His success has been due not so much to 
the high quality of his work, his wide 
knowledge ^ an engineer and the first- 
rate machinery he possesses, as to his 
intimate acquaintance with the leading 
road riders of the day, and his determin- 
ation to supply just what is needed at 
the time the need is felt, instead of 
eightcn months after. 

Beginning with the reliable geared hub 
and cranks of the Crypto pattern, scaling 
eight pounds, Mr. Rickard has designed 
a frame and wheels of his own brand. 
The rims are hollow, the spokes tangent, 
the tires Preston Davies', and the com- 
plete machine, with its 36 inch front and 
22-inch rear wheels, only weighs twenty- 
seven pounds. Mr, Rickard puts the 
final weight as possible of reduction to 
twenty-five pounds. 

Both the back and front forks have 
double hollow crowns. The oval back- 
bone curves elegantly downwards to the 
back forks, and these latter are also 
curved. Little rake is allowed, although 
ttie saddle is well back. I have been 
promised a trial of one of these machines, 
which are sure to prove very fast, and 
readers of the Referee will hear more 
about it. The workmen at the West' 

minster factory are at the present time 
engaged on overtime in the execution of 
foreign orders. 


of which I have been promised an early 
trial is that of Macbeth, Phillips & Tav- 
erner, of Clapham Road. The gear used 
is simpler than the Crypto pattern and I 
hope to describe it clearly in my next 
letter. I have seen the machine, which 
has a 46-inch front and 21-inch rear 
v;heel, with a very moderate amount of 

The Macbeth safeties go in large quan- 
tities to Belgium — a country in which 
cyclists have been increasing in numbers 
by rapid bounds. For example, in Brus- 
sels there were only twenty-eight rideis 
in 1878, thirty in 1885, whilst in 1890 
there existed about 358. At the present 
time Brussells possesses about 7,700 

The Granville cycles have made a big 
name at home and abroad this year. 
Many Granville safeties have found their 
way out to India, and recently Mr. M. 
Doughty, whilst continuing his extensive 
premises at Station Road, Camberwell, 
has opened a spacious storeroom, with a 
factory and riding school for ladies in 
the rear, at 132 Clapham Road. Mr. 
Doughty will include a front driver 
among his 1893 patterns but the details 
are at present in nubibus. 

I hear from a private source that 
Humber & Company, Ltd., have pur- 
chased a very simple, ingenious and ef- 
fective gear for front driving safeties, 
enabling the cost of production to be 
greatly reduced as compared with that 
of the rear drivers, and that the firm 
will shortly place the novelty on the 
market. I will endeavor to procure 
further details respecting this novelty 
by the great firm for inclusion in my 
next letter. Stanley. 

Whlttaker, Oxborrow and Xee. 

In overhauling our photographic re- 
minders of by- gone days, it happened 
that we unearthed a picture of the origi- 
nal Rudge triplet and its crew, which, as 
being of some little interest, is here pre- 
sented. The riders are Wliittaker, Ox- 
boiTOw and Lee, three professionals who 
were famous five years ago, but all of 
whom have lain on the shelf for some 
time, until a couple of weeks ago Ox- 
borow beat some kind of a record in 

And, by the way. it was very amusing- 
how some of the "cycling authorities" 
blundered. "Who is this Oxborrow? 
We never heard of himi" And so on. 
Oxborrow, nevertheless, was at one time 
a famous rider. He was formerly an 
amateur, but became a "pro," if we rec- 
ollect rightly, in the early days of the 

Whittaker is a character known 
throughout the cycling world as a rec- 
ord-breaker in olden days. Lately he 
has devoted his spare time to talking re- 
instatement, but without effect. 

Lee was for three years a reaUy grand 
rider, and frequently won English pro- 
fessional "championship" events. This 
trio once startled the cychng world by 
claiming a mile on the road in 2:13. 
Some said it was made downhill and 
some that the course was short. Any- 
how the record was never substantiated, 
and therefore faded from the memories 
of many. There is no doubt, however, 
that they accomplished some great per- 
formances on this macliine. 

Another Ketv Gltib, 

The Carondelet (Mo.) Bicycle Club has 
been organized with the following offi- 
cers: President, W. F. Street; vice-presi- 
dent, Gus Zeiss; secretary and ti-easurer, 
E. Harris. About twenty members 
signed the roll, 




A^ Quarter at a 1:48 Face— Zimmerman 

Js UnquesHonahly the Champion— 

Some Speedy Western Men 

at Columbus. 

At Hartford, Sept. 6th: 

Qnarter-mile, flying start, competi- 
tion, Zimmerman, £7 seconds. 

Quarter-mile, standing start, competi- 
tion, G. C. Smith, 31 1-5 seconds. 

Half-mile, competition, Zimmerman, 
1 min. 1 4-5 sec. 

The Hartford track is one mile in cir- 
cumference, The last quarter is nearly- 
straight and has been, before, the scene 
of s-ome of the most extraordinary last 
quarters on record. The times given 
above, of course, will be submitted to 
the racing board, the chairman of which 

was present. 

* * * 

The Mile In Com,petition. 

At Clifton, N. J., Sept. Z.~Zimmer- 
man, S min. 19 see. 

* * * 

Other ItemarJcable Performances. 

At Hartford, Sept. 6. — ^alf-mile, com- 
petition, Windle and Tyler, 1 min. 2 '2 5 

At Birmingham, Conn,, Sept. 2. — One 
mile, competition, Zimmerman, 2 min. 
19 3 5 sec* 

At Columbus, O., Sept. 4. — One mile, 
without pacemakers, Berlo, 3 min. 
17 1-5 sec. 

At Columbus, O., Sept. 3. — One mile, 
toith pacemakers, flying start, J. P. 
Bliss, 3 min, 13 S-5 see. 

Ac Indianapolis, Sept 4. — Quarter- 
mile, flying start {twice), J. S. Johnson, 
$S 1-5 sec. 

At Indianapolis. Sept 5 — Quarter- 
mile, competition, C. W. Danis, 32 1-2 

At Clifton, N. J., Sept. 4. — Qiiarter- 
mile, flying, competition, Zimmerman, 
28 3 4 sec* 

At Springfield, Mass., Sept. 7. — Two 
miles, against time, Zimmerman, 4 min. 
37 2 5 sec. 

^Records at time accomplished, but 
since beaten. 

* * -X- 
Hartford's jLnnual Meet. 

The Hartford Wheel Club has nearly 
always been favored with fine weather 
for its meets, and this year was no ex- 
ception to the rule. Saturday evening 
saw several hundred cyclists gathered at 
Hartford, and the hotels assumed a de- 
cidedly cycling appearance. The Hartford 
clubs paraded, headed by the Pope band, 
Saturday evening, the streets being 
lined with people, and the parade proved 
a good "advance notice" of the meet to 
follow. Some two hundred were in line 
and a band concert was afterward given 
at the club room, a great crowd throng- 
ing the street. 

Cyclists came into Hartford with ev- 
ery train Sunday, and the local cyclists 
entertained out-of-town visitors in. the 
morning with a run to Charter Oak 
Park, where refreshments had been pro- 
vided, and with a run in the afternoon 
to Grant's Grove on Vine street, some 
four hundred wheels being in line. Re- 
freshments were served at the grove 

The club kept open house all Sunday 
evening, and a thousand riders from all 
over wandered in and out the rooms, 
attended church, and strolled around 
the hotel. 

George Collister, of Cleveland, and 
Joseph Dressier, of Detroit, found their 
way into town late in the evening with- 
out an escort. Abbot Bassett, "the 
young secretary" of the L. A. W. , ac- 
companied by the racing board execu- 
tioner, H. E. Raymond, followed suit. 
Zimmerman, Taylor, Windle, Banker, 
Campbell, accompanied by backers, 
trainers, managers and tire men, troop- 
ed into the Nutmeg State capitol during 
the evening. 


Monday morning opened beautifully 
fine. During ihe morning the usual par- 
ade took place with about four hundred 
in line and the usual tinsel of parades. 
Pope's band headed the procession which 
was, of course, photographed, and the 
fall meet of the Connecticut Division was 
over as far as parades were concerned. 
At 1:30 a crowd of five thousand, and 
possibly six, gathered at Charter Oak 
Park. - The early hour of starting was 
made necessary by the large entry, sev- 
eral trial heats being run before the ad- 
vertised time, 2:30. 

The track was in fair condition, rather 
dusty, and a stiff wind blew in the riders' 
faces on the back stretch but favored 
them coming home. The usual good 
Hartford management prevailed, and the 
usual crowd of " prominents " were on 
hand, some of them being as follows: 
Colonel Albert A. Pope, fresh from his 
trip to the north, accompanied by R. D. 

Maltby gave exhibitions between the 

The shrewd Springfield tournament 
managers held their man, Tyler, aloof 
from Zimmerman in order to have them 
meet at Springfield for the fiist time, but 
Windle defeating him has rather taken 
the edge oflf the uncertainty of that meet- 
ing. Zimmerman's three-quarters in the 
mile handicap, 1:46 1-5, is world's record 
in competition, but he could only get 
fifth at the finish. Harding's one hun- 
dred yards proved too mucli, and, in 
truth, a hundred seems more than plenty 
for the Hartford Wheel Club. 


W. Herrick, of Chicago, was down on 
the programme as grand marshal, but 
no pink-haired man put in an appear- 
ance, so it was supposed he was in quar- 
antine somewhere. The other officials 
were: Referee, Col. Chas. L. Burdette; 
judges. Abbot Basset, H. E. Raymond 
and F. P. Prial; timers. General Alexan- 
der Harbinson, Leander Hall, and J. P. 
Allen, all horsemen: starter, T. W. Foley 
(the popular "Tim" of that ilk), while 
"the best," W. C. Marion, Jr., an 
nounced the events and winners, and W, 
H. Talcott clerked the course, and did it 


There was a well defined absence of 
something about the first day, and it 
wias the lack of that old-time burst of 
applause and excitement over the finishes 

Garden, of Chicago; Edwin Oliver. H. E. 
Raymond, Abbot Bassett, Colonel Bur- 
dette, George Pope, George H. Day, 
George Collister, Joseph Bressier, D. J. 
Post, T. A. Zimmerman, Joseph McDer- 
mott, George Warwick, Kirk Corey, A. 
A. Pope, Jr., D. E. Miller, A. C. D. 
Louks, D. J. Canary, A. O. McGarrett, 
George R. Bidwell and many otheis. 


The "press gang" were Andy McGar- 
rett, Springfield Union; G. K. Turner, 
Springfield Republican; H. Crowther, 
Bicycling Woi'ld; L. J. Berger, Bearings; 
F. P. Prial, Wheel; Joseph Goodman, 
Hartford Cyclist; E. C. Wilson, Hartford 
Post (who also looked after the wants of 
the Press), and the Referee representa- 


The meeting again demonstrated that 
Zimmerman's colors will not be lowered 
this year, for he defeated Windle rather 
easily, and the latter defeated Tyler and 
Taylor. Little Windle rode gamely and 
fought the Jersey man well down the 
straight, but Zimmerman held him 
easily. The sympathy seemed to be with 
Windle, as little applause greeted the 
great New Jersey rider for his effort. 
Hissing from the stands must have been 
a novelty to the latter. It was caused by 
his allowing Banker and Wheeler to get 
away through the non-pacing desire ex- 
hibited by both men. Taylor, in this 
race, the mile open, loosened a crank in 
the first quarter, and rode back to the 
starting point. 

which chacterized the ' racing of 
the past, and the finishes, in 
truth, did not call for it as there weje 
not inches and feet between the leaders 
as a rule, but yards. Possibly people are 
becoming educated in the sport and act 
more coolly. Anyhow there was some- 
thing surely missing, and those who re- 
member the roaring applause of old 
feel the loss of the same. 


Mile, novice-T. W. Broadhead, 1; C. F. Lane, 2j 
A. M. Sheppard, 3; time. 3;.S5 1-5. 

The Holyolje man rode like an old-timer, and 
simply romped home, his riding being as mucli a 
surprise as was that other Holyoke novice at Wor- 
cester — Williamson. 

Mile, open— Banker, 1 ; Wheeler, 2; Zimmerman, 
3; Windle, 4. 

George Taylor also started in this lace, but re- 
tired with a loose crank. Zimmerman and Win- 
dle allowed the winners to get away, and the New 
Jersey man did not feel like trying the Springfield 
last year plan, so he simply isaced easily with the 
MiUbury lad trailing behind with teeth set and a 
"I'll bust mj' buttons or beat him" look in his 
face. Banker and Wheeler were a himdred yards 
away while each of the famous riders, with equal 
alertness, wBtched for a chance to sm-prise the 
other. Windle, £.00 yards from home, jumped 
from Zimmerman's rear wheel, but the " hero of 
two continents" caught the water nearh- as quick- 
ly, and a terrific batile for the coveted position of 
foremost rider of America ensued. Windle, with 
praiseworthy gameness, only got to Zimmerman's 
pedals, and aftera hundred yards of magnificent 
effort he dropped astern, and the greatest rider 
of the age, with a face full of fight, and every 
muscle doing full dutj-. ssvept across the tape two 
length ahead of the 3Iillbury bo.\-, and demon- 
strated that he is not only a great sprinter but a 
general of a high order as well. 

Two-mile, 5:00 class -George Banker, 1; H. C. 
Wheeler, 2; W. S. Campbell, 3; time, 5:49. 

Atimelimitof 5:r)0had been put on this ra.:. 
so the referee ordered it run over, which was 
done, resulting in the men maintaining their po- 
sitions, and making the time of 5:31 3-5, which 
was allowed and declared a race. 

Mile, 2:40 class— First heat— J. W. Robertson, i; 
N. Harding, 2; J. M. Grant, 3: time, 2:40 1-5. 

Second heat— A. W. Porter, Newton, 1 ; F. R. 
FuUer, Hartford, 9; A. W. Warren, Hartford, 3; 
time, 2:31 2-5. 

Final— Harding, ]; Stanton, 2; Wari'en, 3: time, 
2:43 2-5. 

Mile, handicap— First heat— H. C. Tyler.scratch, 
1; A. W. Stacey, 125 yards, 2; C. W. AVorceeter, 3; 
time, 2:22 2-5. 

Second heat^-A. A. Zimmerman, scratch, 1; G. 
A. Nelson, 75 yards, 2; F. B. Stow, 140 yards, 3; 
time, 2:21 1-5. 

Third heal— W. Harding, 100 yards, 1 ; C. S. 
Thompson, 110 yards, 2;W. C. Middlebrook, 140 
yards, 3; time, 2:32 2-5. 

Pinal— Harding, 1; C. S. Thompson, 2; W. B. 
Middlebrook, 3; time, 2:10. 

Zimmerman from scratch made a magnificent 
effort, and paced his own way all through, but 
could not get nearer than fifth, his time being 
2:20 1-5, the fastest of the day, his three-quarter 
mile being 1:46 1-5, which is competition record. 

Half-mile, open— W. W. Windle, 1 ; H. C. Tyler, 
2; George Taylor, 3; time, 1:17 1-5. 

A splendid race from the quarter pole home, 
Windle proving himself almost if not quite the 
Windle of old. He clearly out-paced Tyler and , ' 
Taylor, although it was said Tyler was not feel- 
ing well, the result of water drinking. 

Mile, Hartford Wlieel Club, handicAp— B. Zala 
mer, 150 yards, 1; C. Fred Seeley, scratch, 2; AV. 
Harding. 25 yards. 3; time, 2:30 1-5. 

The scratch man's time, 2:31 3-5. Goodman 
framed a nice handicap here, and the finish was 
close. In fact all the handicaps were cleverly 

Mile, 2:25 class— George Banker, 1; H. (' 
Wheeler, 2; A. W. Warren, 3; time, 2:45 2-5. 

A very pretty race, Banker winning with his 
well-known pretty spurt, with a bit to spare. 
Banker was fairly in it and rode well all day. 

Mile, Connecticut riders, handicap— W. Hard 
ing, 35 yards, 1; H. B. Arnold, scratch, 2: B. Zala.. 
mer, 150 yards, 3; time, 2:27 3-5. 

Second heat— C. Ford Seeley, 25 yards, 1; F. R. 
Ptiller, 25 yards, 2; W. Barker, 70 yards, 3; time, 
2:26 4-5. 

Final— Seeley, 1; Zallamer, 2; Middlebrook, 3; 
time, 2-.25 4-5. 

A very pretty race, and the Hartford riders 
scored heavily in this as in most of the events 
during the day. 


A. A. Pope, Jr., was busy around the 
track looking after the interests of the 
Columbia, a proceeding which did not 
escape the notice of his sire who sat in 
the grand stand. 

For the first time in many moons 
Major Atwell and Whittaker, of Boston, 
were absent from an important meet, but 
G. Minturn Warden made up for their 

Special prizes for the first three-quar- 
ters were given in the mile open, which 
had the effect of making ten at least of 
the competitors hustle; Banker get a 
special prize also offered if the mile was 
done better than 3:20. 

The Pope band rendered a choice se- 
lection during the afternoon, and loud 
calls from a Boston crowd who wanted 
"May Green" played were not heeded. 

The energetic Springfield Bicycle Club 
had their thousand-dollar team in the 
parade and out of the track, and simply 
deluged people with announcements "of 
the great and only." 

Maclng on Tuesday. 

The second day's racing at Charter 
Oak Park was very much more interest- 
ing than the first, particularly as records 
commenced to fall. The afternoon's 
sj)ort resulted in some of the most extra- 
ordinary records ever heard of, as wil 1 
be seen by the details which follow. The 
Bpectatcrs were not quite as numerous as 
on Monday, but as they realized the 
grand performances of the men the 
people grew demonstrative and were lib- 
eral with applause. 

The half-mile handicap, with Zimmer- 
man, Windle, Tyler and Taylor at 
scratch, was the most sensational event 
on record. Starting in the first heat the 
champion rode the distance in 1 min. 
1 4-5 &ec., beating record time no less 


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The " Kite " I have been riding belongs to Mr. C. E. Taylor, of the Wagner Palace 
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than four seconds. This means that he 
rode sixty- five yards faster than has ever 
heretofoie been possible, if we except 
the records said to have been made by 
Lumsden at Springfield, 111. This per- 
formance seemed to exclude all possi- 
bility of a chance of success for the other 
scratch men, and yet in the third heat 
Windle won in 1 min. 03 3-5 sec, while 
Tyler duplicated this in the fourth. The 
final was a battle of the giants, but again 
the unconqueralle Zim. scored— only 
one-fifth of a second behind his previous 

To again demonstrate his superiority, 
he came out for the mile invitation, 
and the question of Zim. vs. Tyler was 
decided. All foi.r of the cracks were 
starters, and for a time the pace was 
easy, over two minutes being occupied 
in riding to the three-quarter pole. 
Then commenced such a last quarter as 
was never before seen. Zimmerman 
fairly fiew, but Windle was not to be 
easily defeated, and hung out to the fin- 
ish, easily defeating both Taylor and 
Tyler. The time of the last quarter was 
27 seconds — faster than horse ever trot- 
ted—beyond the speed of many passen- 
ger Drains — a pace of thirty-three and 
one-third miles an hour ! Think of it, 
ye doubters, and tell us that this man 
was ' afraid" to meet Fred Osmond ! 

The standing quarter record also suf- 
fered when that event occurred. When 
Gen. Smith first made a record at this 
distance many people ' pooh-poophed" 
the idea, and even when he repeated it 
they were not satisfied. The Riversides, 
however, swore by their little represen- 
tative, and were duly rewarded by see- 
ing him run oft' the distance in 31 1-5 
seconds, one and four-fith seconds inside 
the previous record — his own, by the 
way. Taken all round it was the most 
remarkable day's record-breaking ever 

tToseph Goodman. 

Among the men who are or have been 
identified with the Hartford tourna- 
ments, no other is as well known as 

Joseph Goodman. He has been one of 
the club's most earnest workers from the 
day its tournaments commenced nearly 
a dozen years ago. Joe is the proprietor 
of the American Cyclist. He has been 
for years a familiar figure at the more 
important tournaments held throughout 
the country. His knowledge of every- 
thing pertaining to the subject of cycle 
racing is encyclopedic, and he has al- 
ways been able to give points to any 
racing board set up by the L. A. "W. 

To Mr. Goodman belongs the honor of 
having promoted and managed the first 
relay race known to the history of cy- 
cling. He does not lay claim to the 
entire originality of the idea, and says 
he first conceived the notion which in- 
augurated the relay dispatching epoch 
from a chance remark made by a prom- 
inent Hartford clergyman, who is also 
an enthusiastic wheelman. In talking 

with Mr. Goodman, the reverend gentle- 
man happened to comment unfavorably 
on long distance road racing as subject- 
ing riders to immense strams and liabil- 
ity to permanent injury, and suggested 
that if an event could be arranged so 
that as soon as a rider was well blown 
his place could be taken by a fresh man, 
there would be some sense in it, and pos- 
sibly new and interesting results might 
be reached. 

Mr. Goodwin thought nothing more 
of the matter for several weeks, when it 
suddenly struck him that it would be in- 
teresting to know' how long it would 
take to send a message from Hartford to 
New York on the plan suggested by his 
clerical friend, and pretty soon the Con- 
necticut cycling fraternity was excited 
over the announcement that on a certain 
day an attempt would be made to send a 
message by cycle from the office of the 
Amreican Cyclist in Hartford to the 
office of the Sun in New York, a dis- 
tance of 126 miles, in precisely eight 
hours and fourteen minutes. This was 
a big success. At the large towns along 
the way the arriving and departing rid- 
ers were cheered by immense crowds, 
and the final result was telegraphed all 
over the country. 

And so began the relay dispatching 
craze, which quickly spread through the 
cycling world on both sides of the At- 

Mr. Goodman has held several L. A. 
W. official appointments, and is a mem- 
ber of a number of prominent clubs. He 
is an energetic, vigorous young man of 
thirty or thereabouts. His opinions are 
of the pronounced kind, and he is an un- 
tiring worker. He gets up a good clean 
papei and is making a success of it. 

Oakdale, Neb., has a new club, the 
Stromsburg C. C, with Frank Halden 
as captain and V. E. Wilson secretary. 


Mis Superiority Over Other Millers Amply 
Demonstr ated at Clifton, N. J". 

The first annual race meet of the Pas- 
saic Athletic Club took place on the Clif- 
ton (N. J.) race track Saturday afternoon 
before 5,000 people. The simple an- 
nouncement in the dailies two or three 
days before the meet that Zimmerman 
had telegraphed (or telephoned) in his 
entry was sufficient to set New York, 
New Jersey and other cycling states 

The special train which left foot of 
Chambers street on the Erie road at 1:20 
carried a tremendous crowd of race 
cranks, among whom were Elliott Mas oa, 
Alex. Schwalbach, A. T. Merrick, Syd- 
ney Bowman, George Taylor, E. G. 
Betts, W. V. Belknap, Zimmerman, 
Senr., and Joseph McDermott. When 
the crowded train drew up at Clifton all 
scamxaered to the platform preparatory 
to a march through a beautiful lane of 
trees Avhere foliage seemed alive with 
twittering songsters. And here let it be 
recorded that some other twitterers also 
occupied the lane with the new (to some 
yet) game of "thimble rig," or pea game, 
on which the wise and unwise are given a 
chance to back their opinions as to which 
shell covers "the dear little pea." Mer- 
rick, with all his Chicago innocence, and 
B. G. Betts also, some say, invested in a 
bet, and two tens collapsed; but this is 
doubtful and unworthy of credence. 


Once at the magnificent grounds, 
buildings and tracks — which are only a 
half-mile from the main line, a splendid 
sight revealed itself. Fully five thousand 
people were seated in the capacious 
stand and standing near ihe fence which 
guards the track thoroughly. The press 
stand was occupied by some hard- 
working and responsible reporters, but 


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sentatives of two leading wheel papers, 
east and west, however, were well cared 
for and treated with marked attention 
by the club. 


The racing demonstrated that a car- 
riage and pair will be seen in the neigh- 
borhood of Asbury Park at races given 
about the 17th of this month, and the 
driver up will be Zimmerman, whose 
father has kindly invited the Referee 
to take a week's driving amid the salt 
water breezes behind that same team. 
The fagged look noticable after his finish- 
es at Asbury was not there yesterday, 
but a powerful locomotive drive and fin- 
ish was in its place. There is no doubt 
that Zimmerman is the king of racers 
for '92, and will finish his season as such. 
And what a tremendous strain he has 
been under from March last until now ! 
There is no other man who would have 
stood such a season of terrific work. 

George Taylor made a splendid effort 
to upset the Jersey man's endeavor in 
the two miles, and by doing so allowed 
the ever-need-be-watched P. J. Berlo 
to slip in second to Zimmerman. But 
you might as well try to dam Niagara or 
pump Lake Michigan dry as to stop that 
last mad rush of the wonder of this cy- 
cling year. 

Banker did a clever thing in the mile 
and half handicap. He was on thirty 
yards, and waited for Zimmerman and 
hooked onto the latter's back wheel and 
pulled through for second place; Berlo, 
the other scratch man, stopped half- 


If there was anything in the report 

that the M. A. C. had a combination to 

pocket Zimmerman, he showed them in 

the two miles that he had learned a few 

tricks in England by making a sudden 
pump five hundred yards from home, 
never allowed himself to be headed 
and won in hollow fashion. The cart- 
load of money the gullible reporters of 
the dailies had been saying the M. A. C. 
would vrager against Zimmerman when 
Windle and the rest of their team met 
him was not in evidence; if it had been 
that staunch old sportsman Zimmerman, 
Senr. and others had plenty of the 
"long green" on hand for investment. 
And it is dollars to doughnuts that there 
will be none in sight at Springfield, If 
there is there will be plenty of Zimmer- 
man investors on band who will give 
odds to a certainty. There is now only 
one hope to beat Zimmerman (barring a 
fluke) and Tyler is the man. 

The races, especially the cycling 
events, were well conducted, and the 
only drawback was the extreme length 
of the programme, many athletic events 
being sandwiched in, so that it was 7 
o'clock before the five-mile Passaic 
County championship was over, 

G, Carleton Brown made an accept- 
able referee, while Director T. Mathews, 
of the P. A, C, looked after the comfort 
of visitors, 


One-mile, novice, scratch — Final heat— A. T. 
Henrichs, 1; William Hardifer, 2; J. A. Wood- 
ward, 3; time, 2:41 3-5. 

Three-quarter-mile, handicap — First heat^-W. 
K. Townsend, M. A. C, 120 yds., 1; Henry J. Pote, 
L. R. B. C, 85 yds., 2; George B. Waters, Centaur 
C. C, 110 yds., 3; O. S. Brandt, M. A. C, 125 yds., 
4; time, 1:47. 

Second heat^George Taylor, M. A. C, scratch, 
1 ; A. T. Hinrichs, unattached 110 yds., 2; J. W. 
Judge, Bivei-side Wheelmen, 95 yds., 3; George W. 
Coffin, Orange A. C, 80 yds., 4; time, 1:46 2-5. 

Final heat— A. T. Hinrichs, 1; O. S. Brandt, 2; 
George W. Coffin, 3; time, 1:44 1-5. 

Two-mile, scratch— A. A. Ziuuiiei'inaii, N. Y. A. 
C., 1; P. J. Berlo, M. A. C, 2; George Taylor, M. 
A. C, 3. Shi-imer, K. C. W., led at a slow pace 
for a mile, with Taylor and Zimmerman whipping 
iq the bunch. A quarter om home Berlo and 

Taylor cut loose, but Zimmerman was after them 
like a flash, and, outpacing them all the way 
home, won by ten clear yards. An equal distance 
separated the M. A. C. pair. Time, 5:51, the last 
quarter being made in 28 3-4 sec. 

One-mile, handicap — Paul Grosch, Orange 
Wheelmen, 115 yds., 1; S. B. Bowman, Elizabeth 
A. Cyclers, 110 yds., 2; George A. Banker, M.A. C, 
20 yds., 8; time, 2:17 2-5. A. A. Zimmerman start- 
ed fi-om scratch and finished in 2:19, a world's 
record for competition. 

Oue-mile-and-a-half, handicap— A, A. Zimmer- 
man, N. Y. A. C, sci-atch, 1; George A. Banker, 
M. A. C, 30 yds., 2; F. Hawley, Kings County 
Wheelmen, 200 yds., 3. Zimmerman soon over- 
hauled Banker, who shadowed him to the turn for 
home. Hei-e both caught the limit division. Up 
the straight Zimmerman had all the best of the 
pace and won by twenty yards. Banker finished 
a length in front of the K. C. W. man. Time. 

Five-mile, championship of Passaic county— H. 
M. Wells, unattached, 1 ; William Hardifer, Pas- 
saic A. C, 2; P. C. Hirdifer, 3; no time taken. 

Mile, club, handicap— George Moffett, 1; F.I 
Smedley, 2; time, 2:56. 

Three-mile, handicap— Bert Myers, Peoria, 1; 
Roy Keator, Chicago, 2; J. A Leland, Springfield,. 
3; time, 8:23. 

Half-mile, ordinary — ^Irving Woods, Jackson-i 
ville, 1 ; A. D. Black, Jacksonville, 2; J. H. Ritchie, 
3; tune, 1:35. 

Five-mile, handicap— Bert Myers, Peoria, 1; 
Lon Wycoff, 2; Bert Harding, St. Louis, 3; time, 

EnglisUmen Selieve It. 

Regarding Taylor's mile record of 2:11, 
Wheeling says: "Now that we have 
more than a mere cable message to go on 
we are. perfectly satisfied that this is a 
genuine performance, holding, as we 
always did, that me" are as honest, and 
watches as good, in America as they are 
in England. 


Waverly, III., Meet. 

The second annual tournament of the 
Waverly (111.) Wheelmen, held last week, 
was a huge success, the weather, racing 
and attendance being all that could be 
desired. As the following results show, 
outsiders captured the bulk of the prizes: 

Mile, novice— Lon WycofE. 1 ; Elliott McCalls, 2 ; 
E. E. Anderson, 3; time, 2:45. 

Half-mile, open— Bert Myers, Peoria, 1 ; Bert 
Harding, St. Louis, 2; Roy Keator, Chicago, 3; 
time, 1:21. 

Half-mile, club-George Moffett, 1 ; 6". R. Smed- 
ley, 2; time, 1:20. 

Mile, handicap- Bert Myers, 1; Roy Keator, 2; 
Beat Harding, St. Louis, 3; time, 3:27'. 

Two mile, handicap— Roy Keator, Chicago, 1; J. 
A. Leland, Springfield 2; E. E. Anderson, 3; time, 

More Foreign Jtecords, 

Ede, the "little wonder," or " pocke^ 
Hercules," rode 22 miles 732 yards in the 
hour, and made 25 miles in 1 hr., 7 min., 
16 1-5 sec. 

The Edinburg to London record now 
stands to the credit of R. H. Carlisle, 
doing the distance in 32 hrs. 55 min . 
The previous best was made by T. A. 
Edge in 38 hrs. 44 min. 

Lewis Stroud now holds the hour tri- 
cycle record, doing 34 kilometres, 716 
metres, 66 centimetres and beating Dr. 
Turner's record by nearly a: half-mile. 

Louis Masi, a former Chicagoan, again 
won the 110-mile race around Lake 
Geneva in Switzerland. 

A. Victor!/ for the Cyclist. 
The suit which was brought by the 
California division against the driver of 
the wagon who ran into cyclist John 
Zimmer recently has resulted in a vic- 
tory for the division. The driver pleaded 
guilty to the charge of assault and bat- 
tery, and was dismissed vrith a nominal' 
tine, while the civil action brought 
against his employer has been compro-, 
mised, he paying all damages. The ofli- 
cers of the division felt that in winning 
this case they have established their 
rights, and will in any future push 
the matter to the end and try and meli 
out to those who would trample on tlif 
rights of the cyclists the f uU measure of 
the law. 





XiWuisden Shows His Old Form— A- Fast 

Mile by Bliss— Itavis Makes a Mec- 

ord — Jtaces at Various 

Other J^oints. 

Columbus, O., Sept-. 5.— Six thousand 
[five hundred people went out to see the 
first day's races of the Columbian cycling 
tournament. The steady down-pour of 
raiu on Sunday and Monday morning 
(lid not prevent good races. The sun 
came out at noon and the track, though 
rather heavy, was in record-breaking 
condition. The Chicago boys say it is 
tliH finest track they have run across yet, 
and Berlo thinks it is all right. 


Sunday afternoon Berlo rode a mile 
without pacemakers in 2:17 1-5, and 
Bliss, with a flying start and pacemakers, 
rode a mile in 2:13 2-5 Saturday evening. 

In the half-mile, open, Sanger ran 
away from the crowd and won by twen- 
ty-five yards. Lumsden looked a sure 
second, bxit Berlo beat him to the tape 
by inches. A. L. Baker won the two- 
mile handicap for Columbus Wheelmen 
from scratch easily. Wm. Rhodes, Chi- 
cago, had a very easy time in the one- 
mde, oi'dinar}^ open, winning by twenty 

In the mile, open, all the fast men 
came out, and again Sanger showed Ms 
superiority, though Liimsden gave him a 
hard chase and was but a few inches be- 
hind when they crossed the tape. Berlo 
was several yards in the rear, followed 
by Dorntge and Cleveland Brown. 

In the 1:25 class Bliss, the American 
E.le, from Chicago, took first with great 
ease from Wegner and W. F. Sanger, of 
Milwaukee. The one-mile handicap was 
quite lively and the men all came down 
the stretch in a bunch. The scratch 
men did not start, so it lay in the hands 
of some of the young bloods to win. 
Con. Baker, Columbus, won by an ele- 
gant spurt from Bliss, who was a little 
tire I. 

The juvenile half-mile race was run in 
remarkably good time, considering the 
age of the boys, who were all under 
fourteen. It was won by Joe Bauers, 
Cincinnati, in 1:22 2 5. 


In the three-mile lap rice Lumsden 
out ran Berlo the first lap, Rhodes third 
and Van Sicklen fourth. In the next lap 
Lumsden sliioijed a pedal and Berlo took 
first with Rhodes second. Lumsden 
won the third lap bj^ fully fifteen yards, 
Berlo leading Rhodes by a yard. This 
resulted in a tie between Lumsden and 
Berlo, and one lap will be run to-morrow 
to decide the race. 

In the 2:40 class there was considera- 
ble kicking on Bliss on account of his 
(probably) having a record better than 
2:40. Bliss won from A. S. Baker but 
tlie race is protested. 

Tiie scratch men staid out of the five- 
mile handicap in order to save them- 
selves for to-morrow. The limit man, 
W. C. Dunn, of Finlay, was soon cut 
down, and the field for about four miles 
rode in a bimch. They began to pull 
away on the home sti-etch, and for the 
tliird time Bliss came under the wire 
first. A S. Baker puUed out of the 
cro \ d and came in second. 

It was announced later that Sanger, in 
the half-mile, open, was ruled out of 
that race on account of Wegner stepping 
over the line in pushing him ofl:. This 
gives first to Berlo and Lumsden second. 

Papa Sa,nger was c ecidedly angry, but 
Referee B. V. H. Schultz held to his de- 
cision. In this race six of the boys were 
spiUed and Thomas D, Morrison, of the 
Lincoln Cycling Club, Chicago, received 
a very bad cut on the calf of his leg 
from the pedal of A. C. Banker, who 
also tumbled. Morrison had ten stitches 
put in his leg and was sent home at mid- 


One-iuile, novice— thirteen starters— W. O. Dunn, 
Finlay, 1; William A. Fell, Columbus Cycling 
Club, S: Fred Elliott, M, C. W., Zanesville, 3; time, 
2:.56 1-5. 

Half-mile, open— fourteen starters— W. C. Sang- 
er, M. W, Milwaukee, 1; P. J. Berlo, M. A. C, 
Boston, 2; A. E. Lumsden, C. C. C, Chicago, 3. 
Sanger disqualified, Time, 1:09 2-B. 

Two-mile, handicap, Columbus Wheelmen — ten 
starters— A. L. Baker, scratch, 1 ; William A, Fell, 
40 yds., 2; E. C.Smith, ?0 yds., 3; Con Baker, 20 
yds., 4; S. T. Wilson, 70 yds., ."5; Charles Bell, 70 
yd-s., 6; time, 5:37. 

One-mile, ordinary, open— four starters— W. A. 
Rhodes, I. C. C, Chicago, 1; L, C. Johnson, 
Cleveland .\. C, 2; Walter Keenan, Dayton B. C, 
3; O, W. Nisewonger, Oran, 0-, 4; time, 2:58 3-5. 

One-mile, open — five starters — W, C. Sanger, 
Milwaukee, 1 ; A. E. Lumsden, Chicago, 2; P, J, 
Berlo, Boston, 3; C. W. Dorntge, Buffalo, 4; F. H 
Bromi, Cleveland, 5; time, 2:83 2-5. 

Half-mile, l:-.5 class— fourteen starters— J. P. 
Bliss, Chicago O. C, 1; W. E. Wegner, Mlwaukee, 
2; A. L Brown, L, C. C, Cleveland, P.: W, F. Sang- 
er, Milwaukee, 4; C. W. Casper, Springfleld ,0., 5; 
A. Schmidt, Buffalo, 6; time, 1:13 4-5. 

Tlie lialf-mile open brought out six 
starters. Sanger cut the pace until he 
was run dow^n by Limisden on the home 
stretch. The latter finished first easily, 
while Berlo and Sanger had it out to the 
tape, the former taking second by six 

In the tw'o-mlle handicap the scratch 
men staid out. Van Sicklen who had 
75 yards, led at the mile, and the field 
came around into the home s' retch in a 
bunch. Bliss again showed tlie boys his 
heels and came in a winner by tliree 
yards, A. S. Baker, Columbus, second. 

Following this Roy Keator rode a half- 
mile unicycle for record in 1:48, and 
then gave an exhibition in fancy rid- 

O. W. Nisewonger, of '"No. 46" fame, 
won the two-mile, ordinary, handicap. 
Rhodes, the scratch man, gave up the 
chase at the first mile. 

The piano race, one-mile open, brought 
out Lumsden, Berlo, Sanger and 
Dorntge. Again Sanger made the pace, 
but vvas outi'idden on the stretch by 
Lumsden. Here Berlo, who had been 
riding third, with a terrible burst of 
speed passed both and won by three 

Fred Nes-:el, with a splendid spurt, 
won the 2:50 class by several lengths. 



One-mile, handicap— thirty-three starters-Con 
Baker, Columbus C. C, 1.50 yds., 1; J. P. Bliss, 
Chicago C. C, 7o yds., 2; E. C. Johnson, Cleveland 
A. C, 50 .yds., 8; time, 2: -^5 3-5. 

Half-mile, juvenile — seventeen starters— Joseph 
Bauers, Cincinnati, 1; F. J. Colgan, Cohmibus, •,'; 
EarlS. Grant, 3; A. Grimm, 4. 

Two-mile, lap race— five starters— Lumsden and 
Berlo tie for first; W. A. Rhodes, 3; N. H Van 
Sicklen, 4; C. W, Dorntge, 5; no time. 

One-mile, 2:40 class — fifteen starters - J. P. 
Bliss, Chicago C. C, 1; A. L. Bali:er, Columbus C. 
C, 2; Fred Nessel, Columbia Wheelmen, Chicago, 
3; L. C. Johnson, Cleveland A. C , 4; F. H. Brown, 
L, C. C, Cleveland, 5; A. I Brown, Cleveland, 6; 
time, 2:38 4-5. Bliss protested; result not yet 

Five-mile, handicap — eighteen starters— J. P. 
Bliss, Chicago C. C , 300 yd^., 1; A. L, Baker, 
Columbus C. C, 300 yds . 2; Fred Nessel, Colum- 
bia Wheelmen, Chicag , 2O0 yds., 3; Con Bake--, 
Columbus C. C , 4f;0 yds., 4; W. D. Banker, Buffa- 
lo A. C. 200 yds., 5; Austin T. Crooks, Buffalo A 
C , 150 yds., 6; time 14:23 2-5. 


Columbus, Sept. 7. — (Special telegram) 
— Bliss has been ruled out of the 1:25 
and 2:40 class races, which occurred 

liUiiisden Scores Well. 

The weather was all ihat oculd be 
expected Tuesday, The day was perfect 
and scai'cely any wind. The attendance 
was almost equal to that of the 
first day, probably 6,000 people. 

In the six tninute class race Roy Kea- 
tor, who had just arrived, took first. 

Berlo and Sanger started at scratch in 
the one-mile handicap and caught the 
field at the three-quarters. When they 
were fully into the stretch Berlo led, 
Sautter second; the latter fell back, but 
Berlo came on running like a fast ex- 
press. He won with a few feet to spare 
to Rhodes, who was second. This race 
was within two-fifth of a second of Zim- 
mie's 2:19 competition record. 

Berlo and Lumsden then ran off the 
tic of the three-mile lap race, one lap. 
Tliis was a painful loaf, and Lumsden, 
who was forced to make pace for Berlo, 
came in an easy winner. 

The ( hicago boys won the five-mile 
relay race from the Columbus boys, 
though they did not have a cinch. In 
the final lap Arthur French pushed 
Lumsden pretty hard for place. 

After th^ consolation race Banker 
Brothers and Berlo went in together to 
try for a one-mile tandem record and 
two-mile safety record respectively. E. 
C. Johnson, Cleveland, paced them the 
first quarter and Dorn<-ge took them at 
the second. He was a trifle too slow 
about it and the Bankers ran into him 
and Berlo into them, making a bad spill 
of it. No one was hurt seriously, but 
the tandem was badly wrecked. 


Two-mile, 6:00 class— 13 starters— Roy Keator, 
1 ; Con Baker, 2; A, L. Brown, 3; Fred Nessel, 4; 

iime, .5:31 3 5. 

Half-mile, open— si-'c starters— A. E. Lumsden, 
1: P. J. Berlo, 3; W. C, Sanger, 3: Arthur N. 
French, [4; W. A. Rhodes, 5; C. W. Dorntge, 6; 
time, 1:061-4. 

One-mile, championship, Columbus Century 
Club— Charles Bell, 1; Ed. G. Smith, 2; Ed. T 
Arras, 3; time, 2:43 4-5. 

Two-mile, handicap— eighteen starters— J. P 
Cliss, 150 yards, 1; A. L. Baker, 150 yards,.2; W. D 
Banker, 90 yards, 3; W. E. AVegner, 125 yarJs, 4; 
R. C. Johnson, 100 yards, 5; Fred Nessel, 150 yards, 
(i; time, 5:55 3-5. 

Two-mile, ordinaiv, handicap — O. VV. Nisewon 
ger, 200 yards, 1; Walter Keenan, 175 yards, 2; L. 
C. Johnson, 150 yards, 3; time, 5:.32. 

One-mile, open, piano race— four starters— P. J. 
Berlo, 1; A. E. Lumsden, 2; C. Dorntge, 3; W. C. 
Sanger, 4; time, 2:22 3-5. 

One-mile, 2:50 class— ten starters— Fred Nessel, 
1; C. W. Casper, 2; W. C. Wegner, 3; Bert Brig- 
den, 4; T. E. Collihgs, 5; W. M. Gayol, 6; time, 
2:m 2-5 

One-mile, handicap— thirty starters— P. J. Ber- 
lo, scratch, 1 ; W. A. Rhodes, 50 yards, 3; A. T. 
Crooks, 50 yards, 3; Con Baker, 1.50 yards, 4; W. 
C. Sanger, scratch, 5; time, 2:19 2-5. 

One-mile, championship of Columbus^A. L. 
Baker, 1 ; Con Baker, 2; E. H. Swerley, 3; James 
Judd, 4; Charles Bell, 5; time, 3:44. 

Five-mile, relay race— Chicago CycUng Club, 1 ; 
Columbus Cycling Club, 2. No time. 

One-mile, consolation— Harry P. Smith, 1; F. H. 
Brown, 3; Burt Brigden, 3; A. Schmidt, 4; W. M. 
Guyol, 5; time, 2:38 3-5. 

Referee, B. V. H. Schultz, Zanesville, Ohio; 
starter, George W. Smith, Columbus; Judges, F. 
B. Everett, Columbus; Carl Bauman, Daytoni 
Parker Eeed, Chillieothe, Ohio; K. D. Wood, Co- 
lumbus; ^H, A. Nunemacher, Colmnbus; Joseph 
Josephi, Cleveland; Harry Ii-win, Columbus: 
scorers, Core T. Brb, Frant S. Fisher and Ben 
Talbot; announcer, John R. Flotson, Dayton, O. 
* -x- * 
Good Maclttf/ at Tudianapolls . 

The Chicago Cycling Club and the 
Zigzag Cycling Club of Indianapolis 
have good reason to feel elated, the 
former because one of its members, C. 
W. Davis, broke the quarter-mile com- 
petition record, and the Hoosier club be- 
cause the performance was done on its 
new track, or, rather on the track of the 
state board of agriculture. July 4 last 
year W. C. Thorne r. de a standing 
quarter at Rockford in 33 sec, flat, and 
twice this has been tied. 

Davis did not get a good start, 
yet covered the distance in 32 1-2 sec, 
and five watches verified the time, four 
being exactly the same. There is no 
doubt about the distance, either, for the 
(quarter was carefidly measured, and 
Davis, being on the outside, really rode 
considerably over the distance. 

Johnson, also of the Chicago club, is 
entitled to the half-mile competition 
record, providing that of Lumsden — 
1:03 3-5 — does not stand. From scratch 
in the half-mile handicap he rode in 1 :05 
1-2, the best previous I'ecord being 
1:05 4-5. 

It is a fact that Johnson did not win 
the race, but he was not three inches 
behind Roll, and rode from scratch, 

The massive grand stand at Indianap- 
olis driving park was fully half filled, 
while its capacity is 10,000 people. 
There were hundreds of people in car- 
riages along the track and on the exhi- 
bition halls and barns many found good 
places to see the races. The Monon 
route carried out four or five train loads, 
and every one was packed. 

Those who owned wheels rode out, and 
some went by the electric road and 
walked the mile or more where, there 
was no track. 

It must be said the layout of the park 
is excellent, and w^hen finished there 
wiU be nothing nicer in the country. 
The track, a mile oval, was in good 
shape, though a little water would have 
kept down the dust, which was plenti- 

The races were run without a hitch, 
there were no false starts and no occa- 
sion for protests. 


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though No. 46 was named as the winner 
before the race started. M. C. Cain 
was the last away, but managed to ci-oss 
the tape a length ahead of Dj^ne.^, while 
McNeeley was a wheel length to tJie 


This Avas anybody's race at the start, 
but Roll, at thirty-five yards, kept up a 
hot pace and won, while Johnson, from 
scratch, got in a close second, and Mat- 
tie Martin, with eighty yards, was 
third. Davis was fourth, and might 
have won, but for the fact that he got in 
a bad position and could not get out in 
time. Eoot, at fifty yards, should have 
won the race, but did not make any 
showing wliatever, and otliers who had 
good chances were hopelessly left. The 
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MILE, 2:40 CLASS. 

This was an awful loaf to the three- 
quarter pole, when Young let out, closely 
followed by Minor, Root and Myers, the 
latter two being the last at this point. 
Myers crept up and got in fii-st, while 
Root and Minor fought it out for second, 
the latter Avinning by thi-ee inches. 
Young fom^tli. 


Davis distinguished himself in this 
event, not only by winning from (he 
poorest position, but by making a mark 

of 32 1-2 sec. for the cooipetiton record. 
Johnson and Davis were on the outside, 
in line with the quarter pole and the 
judges' stand, and consequently rode 
several yards over the quarter. The for- 
mer had a bad start and Johnson got a 
lead of ten yards on the jump. Davis, 
however, soon crawled up, and hung on 
to Johnson until within a hundred yards 
of the tape, Avhen he went up and won, 
but only by inches, while Marmon A\'as a 
very close third. When the announcer 
gave the time as 32 1-3 sec, and stated 
tliat it was a world's record, the crowd 
went wild, while Davis, unassuming as 
he is, tooli things as cool as if it were an 
everyday occurrence. 


Will Lon of La Porte was on scratch, 
while Curtiss and Herman had 400 yards. 
La Rue, with 200 yards, caught his men 
at a mile and a half and romped away 
from them, Avinuing easily, while Stout, 
300 yards, was second, twenty-fiA'e yords 
back, and Fisher had trouble in getting 


This race, containing as it did all the 
Indiana talent, was the most Interesting 
start to the spectators, for each man had 
his friends, and lots of them, too. Ref- 
eree Patee placed a time limit of 2:40 on 
the race, and as there were special prizes 
for t[je quarters it Avas made interesting 
throughout a^d was three and a third 
seconds inside the limit. Roll got the 

first quarter in 37 1-2 sec, while Rough 
took the half in 1 :18 and the three-quar- 
ters in 2:01 e-4. It was anybody's race 
down the stretch, but near the tape Mar- 
mon let out, passed Minor and won by 
six seconds, while Hunter was third 

OLD men's RACE. 

This was a novelty and interesting, 
and what was the host of all the oldest 
of the three starters won, fifty yards 
separating the first and second men and 
100 yards second and third. The winner, 
J. C. Patterson of Greenfield, is fifty 
years old, very gray and bald, but he got 
around in 3 :37 and never turned a hair. 
He is the marshal of Greenfield and the 
wheelmen's friend. Sole, who was sec- 
ond, is forty years old, and Money also 


A time limit of 2:35 was set for this 
event, and to help things out Young- 
agreed to take the men to the quarter. 
This he did in 35 sec , and then quit, as 
he said he should do. Nickel took the 
pace to the three-quarter pole, and from 
there it was everybody alone. Myers and 
Johnson led down the stretch, but Davis 
went up when fifty yards fiom the tape, 
and won by a foot, Avhile Johnson was a 
Avheel's length ahead of Myer.-i: Marmon, 
fourth. The time was 2:33 1-3, 


Davis, Johnson, Myers, Young, Came- 
ron and Hu'>ter started in this race, and 
the finish was Davis, Johnson, Myers, 

Hunter, Young and Cameron. The lime 
was 1 :18, and the referee said "no race." 
because it was not Avithin the time limit, 
but when it Avas found that Starter Keck 
had forgotten to announce to the com- 
petitors that there was a time limit, the 
race had to be allowed. 


Johnson was alone on scratch, because 
others at this mark did not come out. 
Hunter and Myers had 200 yards; Rough 
and Zirkle, 300; Root, 550; Dynes and 
Eynes, 600; Miller, 750; Martin. 700; 
Carl, 750; Stout a^d McCain, 800. At 
two and a half miles Root had the lead, 
but the back mark men, having the bene- 
fit of pacing turn about, overtook him in 
the beginning of the last mile, Johnson 
having quit when it was seen he had no 
shoAv, At the finish Rough got the lead, 
with Minor second, Myers third and 
Root fourth, and a good sized blanket 
Avould have covered the four as they 
crossed the tape in that order. The time 
was 13:34 1-4 from the 300-yard mark 


One-mile, novice — W. W. MeCaiu, 1; E. L 
DjTies, 2: H. S. McNeeley, .3; time, 2:5S. 

Halt-mile, lianclicap— E. P. Roll, Indianapolih, 
3.'5yds., 1; J. .S. Juhusou, Cliiengo C. C, scratch, 
a; M. Martin, Mihvaulcee, .3; time, 1:0.5 a-5. 

Oucmile, 2:40 class— Bert Myers, Peoria BiC. 
):E. Minor, Zigzag C. 0., 2: 0. P. Root, Chk-agi . 
C C, 3; time, ;3:01 a-j. > 

Quarter mile, open— 0. \V. Jjavis, Cliicago C. I 
C, l;J. S. Jolitisoii, Chicago C. C.,2; W. 0, Mar 
juou, Zigzag C. C, 3; time, :33 1-2, 

Two-mile ordimny, b^acUcap — Charles La Rui- 


400 yards, 1; H. M. Stout, 300 yards, 2; Carl Fisher, 
150 yards, 3; time, 5:59 1-4. 

rine-mile, Indiana record— W. C. Marmon, Zigt 
zag C. C, 1; E. C. Minor, Zigzag C. C, 2: E. 
Hunter, Zigzag C. C 3; time, 2:8G 1-2. First 
quarter, Hynes :37 1-2; half, Roll, 1:18; three- 
quarters, Rough, 2:01 1-4, 

Old men's race, one-mile— J. C. Pattei'son, 50 
years, 1 ; .T. A^^ Manly, 40 years, 3; W. G-. Sale, 40 
\-iiK, o\ time, ■6:27. 

I ine-niile, open— C. W. Davis, CJhJcago C. C, 1; 
,J. S. Jolmson, Chicago C. C, 2; Bert Myers, Peo- 
ria B. C , 3; time, 3:33 3-5. 

Half-mile, 1:10 clas.s— C. W.Davis, Chicago C. 
C, 1 ; J. 8. Johnson, Chicago C, 2, Bert Myers, 
Peoria B. C, 3; time, 1:18. 

Five-mile, handicap— F. F. Rough, South Bend, 
:m yards, 1; E. V. Minor, Zigzag C. C, 300 yards, 
2; Bert Myers, Peoria B. C 3; C. P, Root, Chi- 
cago C. C, 4; time. 13:34 1-2. 

The Second Day. 

The crowd was not so large as on the 
preceding- day, but the weather was all 
that could be expected. 

In the half-mile open eight started. 
Th y all got off well, but coming into 
llie straight first, C. P. Root kicked off a 
[ledal and fell heavily, cutting and 
bruising lais legs. W. C. Marmon won, 
Bert Myers second. In the 2:25 class 
seven men faced the starter. With a 
time hmit of 2:35 set on the race, no- 
body would make pace, and the time 
was 2:59 1-2, so it was declared no race. 

In the second trial, made immediately 
after the two-mile handicap, the- referee 
raised the limit to 2:40. The winner 
turned up in Marmon, 2:49 1-2, but this 
was allowed to stand. 

The handicap was the prettiest race of 
the day. About twenty started. The 
race ended in another victory for Lowe, 
who had the limit, 250 yards. The back 
mark men rode grandly and passed man 
aster man, although unable to catch the 
winner. Lonn, of La Porte, was a good 
.second, and F. F. Eough, of South Bend, 
third, from the 75-yard mark. Rough's 
time for the full mile would be equal to 

The three-mile lap race brought out 
Minor, Marmon and Myers, and as there 
were three prizes they were all assm-ed 
of a prize. The race resulted in a tie 
between Myers and Minor. In the run 
off Myers won. 


One mile, handicap, Zig-Zag club— Otis R. Lowe, 
250 yds , 1: Carl Cameron, 125 yds., 2; W. W. Mc- 
Cain, 250 yds., 3; time, 2:21 1-2. 
• One mile, ordinary — W. Lonn, La Poi'te, 1 : O. 
R. Lowe, 2; Carl Fisher, 3; time, 2:58 1-2. 

Half-mile, open — W. C. Marmon, 1 ; Bert Myers, 
Peoria, 2; P. E. Hunter, 3; time, 1:10 1-2. 

One mile, 3:00 class— Carl Cameron, 1; Frank 
Miller, 2; W. Lonn, 3; time, 2:41 3-4. 

One mile, 2:25 class— W. C. Marmon, 1; Bert 
Myers, 2; Phil Nickel, 3; time, 3:49 1-2. 

Two-mile, handicap— Frauk Miller, 400 yds., 1; 
Mattie Martin, 350 yds., 2; H. M. Stone, 4.50 yds., 
3; time, 5:07. 

Half-mile, boys— W. E. Atherson, 1 ; Rockford 
Shaw, 2: Fred Linn, 3; time, 1:381-4. 

Mile, open, handieai>— O. R. Lowe, 250 yds., 1 ; 
AV. Lonn, 125 yds., 2; F. F. Rough, 75 yds., 3; 
I ime, 2:20 1-2. 

Three-mile, lap— Bert Myers, 1 ; E. V. Minor, 3; 
\\ \ C. Marmon, 3; time, 9:28. 

* * * 
Philadelphia's .Attractions. 

Following the big Springfield tourna- 
ment, Philadelphia will lay claim to the 
whole of the talent for her two meets on 
Sept. 17 and 24, and has every prospect 
of seeing on those two dates the biggest 
aggregation of racing men that has yet 
visited this city. For the meet of 
the Associated Cycling Clubs on 
the 17th entries have been promised from 
almost every one, from Windle, who has 
never yet ridden in the Quaker City and 
will therefore be the star attaction right 
straight down the line. A large num- 
ber of entries have ah-eady been received, 
including the whole Chicago team and 
others are coming in daily. 

The meet is being thoroughly — in fact, 
extravagantly — advertised, both locally 
and generally; the prize list is a hand- 

some one, and everything points to a 
successful affair in point of attendance 
and good racing. Special railroad ac- 
commodations will be furnished to bring 
the entire party through from Spring- 
field without change of cars. 


On the following Saturday the Park 
Avenue Wheelmen hold forth, and to 
those who recall this club's brilliant suc- 
cess of last season which was really the 
first occasion that any number of the 
real cracks had appeared here together 
it is unnecessary to make any lengthy 
announcement. For this year's meet a 
prize list valued at $4,500 is offered, in- 
cluding nearly everything from a horse 
and carriage to a coffi.n, with any num- 
ber of bicycles, diamonds and other arti- 
cles of value. The Park Avenue Wheel- 
men have built up a big reputation as 
hustlers and have been working enthusi- 
asticallv for months on the meet which 
they promise shall be the event of the 

Racing men who want to fill in the 
time between these two star affairs will 
have plenty of chance to do so. The 
York Cycle Club holds a meet on Tues- 
day, Sept. 20, and a trip can be readily 
made to that place, thence direct to the 
Baltimore on VVednepday, the 21it. and 
then up to Reading. Pa., on Thurs- 
day and back to Philadelphia on the 
24th. Go 'd prizes will he the rule at 
each place. Paul Berwyn 

One mile, 2:35 class— C. M. Mui-phy, 1; H. C. 
Wheeler, 2; time, 2:34. 

One-mUe, open, Zimmerman, 1 ; W. W. Windle, 
2; W. S. 3ampbeU, 3; tune, 3:54. 

One mile, three-minute class- C. Middlebrook, 
1; Barker, 2; time, 2:43. 

One-mile, handicap, open— Warren, 140 yards, 
1; A. A. Zimmerman, scratch, £; Zimmerman's 
time, 3:19 3-j. 

Quarter-mile^ open — Tyler, 1 ; Windle, 3; time, 

;34 4-5. 

* * * 

Peoria and, the Western Circuit. 

Nearly all the fast men have either 
entered or expressed a determination of 
being present at the Peoria races on the 
27th, and as the prize list has never been 
excelled either by any single day's meet 
given in this country or by any one day's 
prizes ever offered at Peoria, the entire 
success of the affair is now assured be- 
yond all question. Ten races will be run 
for prizes aggregating $2,494 actual value, 
besides the usual special prizes. The 
prize list consists of Rudge and King of 
Scorcher racers, weighing twenty -one 
pounds or less, a Century Columbia, a 
$125 split second gold stop watch, a Cali- 
graph, a Sylph pneumhtic safety, and a 
long list of elegant articles of utility and 
ornament, such as bronze statuary, a 
$120 music box, a magnificent silver 
bronze lamp supported by a statue of 
Cupid forty-two inches high, opera glas- 
ses, banjos, another typewriter, another 
gold stop watch, etc., from three to five 
prizes being offered for each race. The 
principal event, and one in which great 
interest is being taken, is the onr-mile 


A. Jjalie View C. C. Mace. 

Last Saturday the Lake View Cycling 
Club held the third and last of a series 
of five-mile handicap road races, result- 
ing as follows: John Ames, 2:00; F. 
Holland, 1:00; N. L. Spiesberger, 1:30. 
* * * 
Windle Twice Defeated. 

The Crescent Cycle Club, of Birming- 
ham, Conn,, gave its first annual meet 
last Friday, and was fortunate in having 
beautiful weather and the attendance of 
the three great cracks, Zimmerman, Ty- 
ler and Windle. The attendance was 
good. The meeting demonstrated one 
important fact, and that was that the 
New Jersey man, A. A. Z., will not be 
troubled much in the race for first place. 
Although Tyler was wisely held in re- 
serve by the Springfield club for their 
meeting, Windle went boldly to the 
slaughter, and no doubt was satisfied 
with the result. Zimmerman, in the 
mile, made a competition record of 2:19 
2-5, but whether the track was of cor- 
rect measurement is not known, 

Tyler also bowled Windle over, which 
demonstrates one of two things, that 
either the men are going much faster 
this season or that something has inter- 
fered with Windle's training. The truth 
is that Windle is not riding like he did 
last year, and also that Zimmerman, 
Tyler and Taylor are yards faster than 
they were in '91. Summary: 

Mile, handicap, local — Seymour, 75 yards, 1; 
Sheltou,!; tune, 2:39. 

Half-mile, open— George Smith, 10 yards, 1; 
Tyler, 2; time, 1:05 3-5. 

open, for whicha Kroeger grand u^jright 
piano, rosewood finish, valued at |900, is 
offered as first prize, and a new style up- 
right music box with bells, drtims and 
cymbals, priced at $120, for second prize, 
beside elegant articles for third and 
fourth prizes, and handsome souvenirs 
for the men leading to the first, second 
and third quarters. 

The Peoria Bicycle Club will give one 
of its old-time smokers on the evening of 
the races, and will keep open house be- 
fore and during the entii-e fair, making 
welcome all visiting wheelmen. In fact 
no pains will be spared in the entertain- 
ment of the visiting wheelmen, and as 
the hospitality of the Peoria Bicycle Club 
is well known, it is unnecessary to say 

The western circuit has developed into 
great importance and bids fair to become 
a fixture and of much importance in the 
racing annals of the future. The circuit 
is now settled upon as follows: 

Peoiia, Tuesday, Sept. 27— $2,500 in 

Louisville, Ky. , Sept. 29-30— $2,500 to 
$3,000 in prizes. 

Jacksonville, III., Oct. 3-4— $3,500 in 

Evaosville, Ind., Oct. 6— $2,500 in 

Chicago, 111., Oct. 7-8. 

There is a possibility, however, of Chi- 
cago changing her dates to Oct. 14 and 
15, in which case Evsnsville will run her 
races on the 6ih and 7th, instead of the 
6th alone, as stated above. 

All the points comprizing the circuit 
aie reached by the Mackay system, 
which has agreed to give half rates not 
only to those attending the respective 
t^urnaments, but also to racing men and 
their trainers, and those who care to 
make all or any part of the circuit. 

* * * 

JSdinburgJi-to-jLondon Mecord Seaten. 

On Tuesday, Aug. 16, R. H. Cariisle, 
oftheAnfield B. C, Liverpool, Ftarted 
from the postofiice, Edinboro, at 2:05 p. 
m., with the object of beating T. A. 
Edge's record of 38 hrs. 44 min. 

Mr. McCormack started the record- 
breaker before a large concourse of peo- 
ple. He was paced to Dunbar by Mr. 
Younge, of the Waverly Roads Club, at 
which place rain commenced to fall. He 
was then taken in hand by W, Duncau 
as far as Berwick, which he reached at 
5:40. Rain still continued and the roads 
by this time were saturated as also was 
the rider. At Alnwick A. N. Deacon 
was in waitirg with food. Time of ar- 
rival, 7:45. Newcastle was reached at 
10:55. Between Newcastle and Darling- 
ton the riders lost their way, Darling- 
ton was reached at 4 a. m. on Wednes- 
day, the rain coming down in torrents. 
Mr. Carlisle was again wet through and 
in spite of repeated protests from those 
assembled would persist in going for- 
ward, his remark being: " I am inside 
the time and the weather will eventually 
clear." A difficulty was here found. No 
clothes being obtainable, as a last re- 
source Mr. Harrison, of Stockton, who 
was here to pace him, took off his 
trousers, same were cut short at the 
knee and Mr. Carlisle again manfully 
went forth on his weary grind to beat 
the record. Bow Bridge was reached at 
7:15. Here the roads were much better, 
rain ceased and the wind became favora- 
ble which made matters more agreeable. 
Carlisle from this point rapidly made up 
lost time, reaching Doncaster at 10:30 a. 
m. Grantham, a distance of fifty-two 
miles, was reached at 2:35 p. m. The 
time from Eaton Soton to Hitchen was 
1 hr. 5 min., distance twenty miles. H. 
D. Wall, P. Nix, P. C. Wilson and many 
other cyclists of renown were waiting 
for him. The postoflSce, London was 
reached exactly as the clock struck 
eleven, the journey occupying 32 hrs. 
55 min. H, T. Arnott, of the Roads' 
Record Association, took the time, and 
Mr. Cai'lisle left for his hotel after many 
congratulations from all present. 

The machine used was a Peregrine, 
made by the Leicester Cycle Company, 
fitted with Boothrovd tires. It weighed 
complete, with heavy saddle and gear 
case, thirty-four and a half pounds. The 
machine and tires never once needed at- 

* * * 

Excellent, if True. 
The Lexington Wheel Club is justly 
indignant over the shabby treatment it 
received at the hands of the executive 
committee of the fair association. The 
club was practically invited to get up a 
parade to help boom the fair. After its 
members liad gone to considerable ex- 
pense and trouble to arrange an interest- 
ing procession, the executive committee 
issued an order that no wheels should be 
allowed on the grounds. There arc still 
some people who i-efuse to recognize 
that the bicii'cle is a practical vehicle and 
has come to stay. The Lexington wheel- 
men might quote with good effect a 
little conversation that occurred on the 
Carthage fair grounds. In 1890 Mr. 
Mogul, the manager of that fair, as a 
special favor permitted nags before 
empty benches. On bicycle day ten 
thousand people thronged the grand 
stands, and the enthusiasm was unprece- 
dented. When the races were over Mr. 
Mogul, with hat in hand and humihty in 





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Hanauer, the bicycle race promoter. 
" My dear Mr. Hanauer," he said, "your 
races are wonderful. I am authorized 
to offer |500 for prizes if you will get up 
another bicycle day this week." The 
point is clear enough for the v ost biased 
fair manager to see. — Louisville Times. 

* * * 

MiltvauJcee Race News. 

Charlie Price is still confined to his 
house from the injuries received at Park- 
side when Githens rode over here. Char- 
lie has not made any roar over his mis- 
fortune, but he is sore to tWink his acci 
dent policy expired a few days before 
the race! 

Henry P. Andrae has sent his resig- 
nation as official handicapper Wisconsin 
division L. A. W. to Mr. Thome, 
of the lacing board, Henry says he 
fully appreciates the truth of the saying, 
"uneasy rests the head that wears a 
crown " He wants to be with the boys. 

The charms of matrimony are playing 
sad havoc in the ranks of our racing 
men. Eumor has it that one of our 
local luminaries, F. C. Prachthauser, 
will shortly bid adieu to the path and 
ride a tandem, 

Harry Crocker is supposed to be an- 
other victim. This accounts for his dis- 
carding the wheel and his activity in 
real estate. 

In justice to the Milwaukee racmg 
men who are members of the L. A. W. , 
Mr, Thorne, of the racing board should 
suspend Messrs. Shimmel, Wedzinski, 
Jansen, Zander, Bowen, Tyler and Parks, 
all of whom participated in the bicycle 
races of the Electrical Works at National 
Park last Sunday. The races were not 
sanctioned and the wheelmen were 
warned not to compete. 

Sanger expects to start for Spring- 
field, Mass., about the 10th. The great 
diamond meet will prove a big attrac- 
tion, and he will be accompanied by 
several friends. From there he will 
continue his journey to Philadelphia 
and Baltimore. It has been suggested 
that Sanger and Zimmerman double up 
and have a go at the tandem record at 
Springfield. Jack Royal. 

* * * 

The Sarrishurg Meet. 

Hareisburg, Sept. 5.— The first an- 
nual meet was held this afternoon. In- 
experience was, of course, excusable, 
but the committee refused to listen to 
suggestions offered by Referee Bunnell 
and the few others present. Fully 3,500 
people were in attendance. Following 
is the summary: 

One mile, novice— E. Youse, 1; W. Walsh, 3; 
time, 2:52. 

Half-mile, tandem, handicap — Donelly and 
Draper, .scratch, 1 ; E. L. and M. D. Fry, 30 yards, 
2; time, 1:36. 

Quarter-mile, safety, open— J. H. Draper, 1 ; S. 
H. Rilyeu, 2; J. C. Donelly, 3; time, :-6 1-4. 

Two-mile, safety, handicap— Draper, scratch, 1 ; 
Bilyeu, scratch, 3; Donelly, 60 yards, 3; time, 
5:43 1-5. 

One mile, club championship— Prank Lienbach, 
1; time, 2:51. 

One mile, team— Park Avenue Wheelmen, 1; 
Reading B. C, 2; York C. C, 3; time, 2:49. 

Half-mile, open— Bilyeu, 1; E. M. Newell, 9; 
time, 1:17. 

One mile, handicap— Donelly, 35 yds., 1 ; W. T. 
Bilyeu, 70 yds., 2; W. B. Riegle, 75 yds., 3; time, 

One mile, 3:00 class— E. Youse, 1; D. Fomwaldt, 
2; time, 2:49. 

One mUe, Harrisbm-g riders— D. Fornwaldt, 1; 
time, 2:55. 

Fifteen-mile road race— C. Huck, 2 min. , 1 ; time, 
51 minutes. Fornwaldt, Harrisburg, scratch, 
made the best time. Paul Berwyn. 

* * * 

Windle Defeats Tyler. 
The first tournament of the Eockville 
(Conn.) Wheel Club was held Saturday 
and was patronized by over a thousand 
people. Rockville is a town of 4,000, 
fourteen miles from Hartford, and the 
local club was fortunate in securing the 

attendance of such cracks as Windle and 
Tyler. The former proved too much for 
Tyler in the half-mile, which evened 
things up, Tyler having defeated Windle 
at Birmingham the day previous. 


One-mile, novice, F. G. Whitemoi-e, Jr., 1; H. R. 
Sedgwick, 2; John Andi-ews. 3; time, 2:.50. 

Half-mile, open, scratch— W. W. Windle, 1 ; H. 
C. Tyler, 2; Thomas Relph, 3; time, 1:12 .3-4. 

One-mile, handicap, Hartford and Tolland coun- 
ties— F. N. Herman, 20 yards, 1; H. B. Arnold, 
scratch, 2; F. R. Fuller, 3; time, 2:26 3-4. 

Two-mile, open, scratch— W. W. Windle, 1; 
Thomas Relph, 2; E. A. McDuffee, 3; time, 5;39. 

One-mile, club championship— Fred J. Snow 1 ! 
H. C. Kite, 2; William Buchanan, 3; time, 2:24 ]-'/ 

One-mile, open, handicap— .James Wilson, .Tr. , 
B. S. B. C, 160 yards, 1 ; H. C. Tyler, S. B. C. 
scratch, 2; H. B. Arnold, M. A. C, 50 yards, 3; 
time, 2:21. 

One-mile, tandem— Herman Fuller, C. C. C, 1; 
Harding and Seeley, 2; time, 2:41 1-4. 

Two-mile, local, handicap — Fred J. Snow, 
scratch, 1; H. C Kite, R. W. C, 2; C. A. Loomis, 
30 yards, 3; time, 5:50. 

One-mile, open— H. C. Tyler, S. B. C, 1;F. N. 

Herman, M. A. C, 2; F. R. Fuller, 3; time, 2:34. 

» •* -X- 

Waller's Second A.ttem.j)t. 

Waller, the California rider, will start 

Sept. 16 in an attempt to again raise the 

24-hour record, on the Goodwater Grove 

half-mile track, at Stockton, Cal. A 

picture of the track is shown in this 


* * * 

Poor Sport at Xouisville, 

The racing at Louisville Monday was 
poor and attendance small. Jefferies 
was far too fast for the other riders. 
Results of open events: 

Ten-mUe road race— W. V. Hobson, 1 ; Wilson, 
2; Anderson, 3; time, 33:10 1-5. 

Two-mile, handicap— J. B. Robinson, 190 yards, 
1; Thomas Anderson, 100 yards, 2; C. Mann, 190 
yards, 3; time, G:13 1-5. 

Half-mile, open — Jefferies, 1; Rubey, 2; Robin- 
sou, 3; time, 1:27 4-5. 

One-mile, open — Jefferies, 1; Wilson, 2; Rubey, 
3; time, 3:07 1-5. 

* ■ * * 
Jfostpodeinent at Miiffalo. 

The road races which were to have 
been run at Buffalo on Monday were 
postponed on account of rain. 

* * * 
Sport at Syracuse. 

W. W. Taxis of Philadelphia ran up to 
Syracuse Monday and there won the 
mile ordinary, handicap, and the half- 
mile safety, besides a couple of seconds. 
The events were of no particular inter- 

milier's Hacing Budget. 

Herne Hill, London, Aug. 27.— I 
will join issue at once with friend Mor- 
gan. Since 1887 many changes have 
been made and steady efilorts have been 
kept up by N. C, U. and A. A. A. 
against the "bookies," and I repeat that 
at no decent cycle race meeting which I 
have attended this year has the * 'loud 
shouting bookie" been audible, nor do 
our amateurs find it necessary to "have 
a bit on" to give them an interest in the 
race. Mr. Morgan is very unfortunate 
in his example. The failure of the A. 
P. to maintain its position was due 
mainly to the unwelcome presence of 
the bookie, who, accustomed to attend 
the horse races at that place, turned his 
attention occasionally to the cycling 
track. Tv\ ice this year at meetings pro- 
moted by athletic (not cycling) bodies, 
the bookie has been apparent at Herne 
HiU, and in each instance information 
was laid before the union and the A. A. 
A., and the determination of those bod- 
ies to stop betting will, in the end, prove 


I notice that an English cycling paper, 
tired of fouling its own nest, once again 
amplifies its text. "The True Amateur 
Does Not Exist." The editor of "The 
Hoodlum's Gazette" is, of course, very 
badly placed for knowing anything 



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J. B. Woolas 

'ullman Road Race 


15 miles 

53 40 

Bert Harding 

De Soto course 


45 miles 

3 hrs. 29 min. 

Breaking Record 29 min. 

L. D. Hunger 

Springfield, 111 


1-2 mile competit'n 

1 051-5 

World's Record at the time. 

L. D. Hunger 



1 do do 

2 22 

'• " now. 

Geoi-ge K. Barrett 



1-4 do do 


" " equalled. 

George K. Barrett 



5 do do 

13 19 

" " 

W. C. Bands 

Poorman Race 


18 do 

51 03 

Time Prize. 

F. E. Spooner 

Twenty-four hour ride 


375 do 

24 hrs. 

American Record. 

L, D. Hunger ) p p p ( 1 
O.K. Barrett ^^;*^-^--^ 2 
J. W. Thome ( ^^^ ( 3 

Team race in New York 

( Imperial 1 
-\ Humber >- 

2 do 

Beating Hanhattans and 

( Himiber ) 

Kings County. 

C. D. Cutting 

Elgin Races 


Won every race. 

Roy Keator 

Chicago to Waukegan 


Broke Record 

Rode Racing Tires. 

Roy Keator 

Spring field, lU 


MOe Handicap. 

2 24, from 70 yds. 

L. D. Hunger ) p p p ( 1 
G.K. Barrett^^A^;-^-^ 2 
J. W. Thome ) ^^^"^ ( 3 

Springfield, 111 

2 miles 

5 31 4-5 

John Johnson. 

Winona, Minn 

Freeport Eliptic 

1, 3 ard 5 miles 

2 36J; 5 22; 14 37f 

All State Records. 

Bert Harding 

Forest P'k R'd Race, St. Louis 


1 hr. 40 seconds 

Broke Record 4 min. 8 sec. 

J. W. Cox 

( Hissouri Division League ) 

Holbein, Swift 

1-2 mile'cham. 

( Out of 11 events at Ho. 

Bert Harding 

< meet at Springfield, Ho , V 


1 do do 

-{ div. meet, Springfi'd July 
( 4, 9 won on H & W. Tires 

C. B. Kindervatter 

( July 4th. \ 


2 do do 

Fred Nessel 

r 1 


4=S min. 11 sec. 

H. & W. RacmgTirest 

JEmil Vlbrecht 

Waukesha to Hilwaukee, 1 
Road Race f 

16i miles 

49 do 22 do 

do do do 

tTohn tTohnson 



49 do 22 do 

M. & W. Road Tires 

G. A.. Thome 


49 do 51 do 

H. & W. Racing Tires 

F. E. Spooner 

Elgin- Aurora Course 


100 mUes 


Emil Ulbrecht 

do do do 


100 do 

< H. & W. Racing Tires t 

A. D. T. Simmons 

do do do 

James Racer 

100 do 


J. B. Woolas 

Hionette Club Race 

Greyhound, '92 

10 do 

30 35 

Heavy Roads, 1st p. & t'e. 

J. Beitzner- 

Waukesha Road Race 

James, 23 lb racer 

16 1-2 miles 

2d Place 

Racing Tires. 

T. W. Smith 


James Racer 

100 miles 

do do 

R. Dale 

do do 

B. & A. Racer 

100 do 

do do 

C. D. Cutting 

do do 


100 do 


(6:24 Riding Time 

do do 

E. C. Carruth 

Crookston, Hinn. 

j "No name." 
1 Svensgaard 

1 do 

3 hrs. 

Rough, soft track, wind 
blowing a gale; won 3 races 

*Austin Banks 
Elmer Anderson 
C. F. Hart 

Capital Club Run, 


This trip attempted several 
times before but never ac- 

Jos. Hino 
Ed. Smith 

Denver to 


150 miles 

22 hours 

complished, as wheels al- 
ways broke down. Not a 

0. E. Boles 
Walter Banks 

Colorado Springs 


wheel or tire broke on this 

W. 0. Rands 

Detroit Road Race 

( Monarch and 
1 King of Scorchers 

25 miles 

Ihr. 15 m. 59 4-5 s. 

Emil Elbricht 

Elgin-Aurora Course 


100 miles 

Fred Nessel 



100 miles 
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Racing Tires 

W. C. Bands 

Alma, Mich. 


-^3m " " " 
( 5 m open 

H. S. Hull 

South Bend, Ind, 

Smalley Model D. 

2 mile handicap 

5:29 1-2 

A. B. Edmonds 

Des Moines, la. 


j 1-4, 1-2, 1, and 
( 5 miles. 

( All Iowa State 
•< Championships 
/ Racing Tires 

John S. Johnson 

Sioux City, la. 


j 2 m. h'd'p scrat'h 
] 1 mile open 

1 2:27 2-5 

Won all open events. 

tBest time by 5 min. 9 sec. ever made over this course. 

tit is a hard test to drive Racing Tires over such a course. Spooner says, road worst he ever saw it. 

*Pirst fifty-two miles has elevation of 2,000 feet. Rained for two days previous to trip. Twenty miles through cold rain and hail storm. 



331-339 West Lake Street, 



about "the true amateur," and his 
opinion on the subject is worth abso- 
lutely nil. There are at tlie present mo- 
ment more bona fide amateurs on the 
path in cycling than there has been any 
time this last ten years, and the class is 
slowly and surely extending. Some of 
our best men have never been in any 
way identified with the trade, whilst 
others so situated could show a clean 
claim as amateurs if called upon to do 
so. These are, of course, men who are 
utterly crooked and men who have grad- 
ually drifted into a false position; there 
are such men in every sport and in every 
class of society, but your readers may 
rest assured that here in England ama- 
teurism is as strong as ever it was de- 
spite the "big gooseberry" tirades of an 
outside journalist gravelled for lack of 
mutter. He may be excused for his er- 
rors for he does not movp in a circle 
likely to improve his opinion of the ama- 

Things are quieting down here with 
the approach of the autumn. Men are 
getting tired and going out of training, 
and the tracks are becoming deserted. 
The Paris track has been visited by some 
or our men. one of whom, Leitch, had 
an awful cropper on a hard cement sur- 


We were all glad to see how well 
Zmimerman rode on his return, and 
we hope that when he has done suffi- 
cient he will retire for the season before 
he rune himself stale. It is also satis- 
factory to us to note how far he was in 
front of Taylor in the scratch mile, and 
we think that unless he goes stale he 
will do 2:08 or thereabouts before he 
gives up. 

The proposition which has been mooted 
to bar from amateur races all persons 
connected with the trade has been fol- 
lowed by a proposal to return to the 
original gentleman amateur definition, 
with an addition, barring all persons em- 
ployed in and about cycle businesses. 
The matter bids fair to be the burning 
question of thi- coming winter, and there 
are not wanting those who hope for such 
ii radical reform. If it came about there 
is even a possibility that the advocates of 
cash prizes might pluck up suflicient 
courage to practice what they preach 
and thus convey over the border all the 
wrong 'uns with whom they at least pre- 
tend to be acquainted, and amateur 
sport would be all the better for the 

C. Koppelow and H, Schulte, on a 
tandem safety, made a flying quarter 
record of :31 3 5 on Thursday, August 25, 
at Heme Hill, and Arthur Withers, the 

Karl von P h of the Berlin party, 

rode a grand race from sixty yards m a 
novice half-mile, and finished third, two 
feet off the actual winner, in 1:12 3-5. 
The performance created not a little en- 


Osmond is said to be training hard and 
going for 2:10. He and Adams are stay- 
ing at a quiet village near Birmingham, 
under the charge of Choppy Warburton, 
an old runner, but what the result will 
be time alone can tell. 

The old Surrey B. C. ran an invitation 
100-miles race at Heme Hill, but for 
some mysterious reason altered the sys- 
tem of pacing adopted in the Cuca Cocoa 
race and practically spoilt the contest as 
a race. 4dams got home well inside the 
safety record, J. F. Walsh's 5:19:37 3-5, 
and also beat F. W. Shorland's geared 
ordinary record of 5:05:03 2 5, the per- 
formance being all the more meritorious 
by reason of the wind and rain. The 
pacing system required three pacers to 
ride ; with the pleader, but when a man 
was left he w as not allowpd a pacer. The 

result was that at fifty miles but two 
men were left on the track. 

The twenty-four hours race for the 
Ouca Cocoa cup in 1803 is fixed for July 
31 and 32. Cannot America send us a 
distance man to tackle Shorland? Either 
Waller or Spooner would have a look in, 
and we will promise them every atten- 
tion and the best of pacing. 

I note from time to time that Ameri- 
can cycling is urged to throw over 
amateurism, and that a number of good 
men object. I venture to think that they 
are wrong to do so. Let amateurism be 
thrown over — which means let all the 
people who are not amateurs profession- 
alize themselves. Encourage and aid 
them to do so, give them dollars and the 
day after they have competed for them 
form an amateur association and start 
amateurism afresh. The winnowing 
process will be complete. 1 have been 
offering for years to give $50 to a cash 
prize, provided only the anti-amateur 
amateurs will ride for it — but they won't. 
G. Lacy Hillier. 

Some Future Mace Meets. 

A meet will be given to-day at Ish- 
peming, Mich. 

Toulon, 111., holds its second annual 
tournament to-day at 3 o'clock 

It is expected that Windle, Taylor, 
Berlo, McDuffee and other cracks will 
compete in the Boston tournament to- 

At Somerville, N. J. , Next Wednes- 
day, the Somerset County Agricultural 
Society gives a number of races, for 
wliich a fine lot of prizes will be oGfered. 

The Crescent Wheelmen, of Cincin- 
nati, will hold a meet Oct. 1 at Chester 
Park and entries may be made to W. W. 
Schueler, 17 West Pearl street, Cincin- 

The management of the Toledo Cy- 
cling Club's tournament, to be held to- 
morrow^, offers some very nice prizes, 
including five wheels, medals, watches 
and sundries. The progTamme is as fol- 
lows: One-mile, novice; quarter -mile, 
open; five-mile, handicap; half-mile, for 
boys, one-mile, T. C. C. championship; 
one-mile, open; three-mile, lap; half- 
mile, open; one-mile, Toledo wheelmen 

The Maryland B. C.'s tournament, 
Sept. 31, at Baltimore, will catch all the 
eastern and western men on their way 
back to the western circuit races. A 
good programme has been arranged as 
follows: One-mile, novice; quarter-mile, 
:34 class; quarter- mile, open; half-mile, 
open; one mile, 2:25 class; quarter-mile, 
handicap; half-mile, handicap; one-mile, 
handicap; one-mile, lap race, open; one- 
mile tandem, open. 

Arrangements for the tournament of 
the Poughkeepsic (N. Y.) Bicycle Club 
next week Saturday are about complet- 
ed. There will be ten events as follow^s: 
One mile, novice; one-mile, handicap, 
open; quarter-reule dash, open; two-mile, 
team, open to clubs in Duchess and ad- 
joining counties; one-mile, three-minute 
class; one-mile, championship Duchess 
countj^;' one-mile, open; half-mile race 
for boys under sixteen; two-mile, handi- 
cap, open; one-mile, handicap for mem- 
bers of the Poughkeepsie Bicycle Club. 

The York (Pa.) C. C. promises a good 
tournament Sept. 20, as a fine prize list 
has been made up and a good piogramme 
laid out. All the cracks will be there. 
A. S. Bunnell will be the referee and 
Dimon and Crowther, of Philadelpliia, 
and Mit<^hell, of Baltimore, will be the 
judges. A fifteen-mile road race will 
be run upon the Gettj-sburg pike, the 
first and last mile being made on the 
track. This race will be for the cham- 
pionship of York, Lancaster, Daui^Mn 
and Berks counties. 

Ttace Jfotes. 

Races occurred at Manchester, Conn., 

Races at the fair, Rochester, Minn., 
14th and 15th. 

Taxis covets a mile ordinary record, 
and will try hy" secure it at Spring- 

Munger spent the past week at Mount 
Clemens. He left there Thursday much 

At New London, Conn., fair, Sept. 1; 
W. A. Holt, Jr., beat J. E. Piper in a' 
mile race in 3:25. 

The races of the Ashland Cycling'Club 
which were to be run Saturday after- 
noon were postponed until; next Satur- 

On the 1st H. R. Cofiin, 75 yards, won 
a mile handicap at Windsor Locks, 
Conn., E. Sumner, 225 yards, .second; 
time, 3:03. 

J. P. Bliss rode a Jrelay Columbia for 
his fast utile in 2:13 3-5, C. W. Davis 
riding a Huniber in his world's record, 
standing start. 

Johnsoe, of Minneapolis, rode two 
trial quarter-miles at Indianapolis, Eck 
and C. W. Davis holding the watches, Tn 
38 1-5 seconds each. 

Johnson, of Minneapolis, passed 
through Chicago Tuesday en route from 
Indianapolis to Winona, Minn. After 
competing there he goes to Springfield. 

A race from La Fayette, Ind., to 
Crawfordsville and back, 64 miles, on 
the 1st was won by Frank Gangwer, J. 
W. Scott second, an hour behind. Time 
of winner, 4 lirs. 1 min. 30 sec. 

AtUtica, N. Y., Aug. 30: One-mile, 
3:30 class— Thorn 1, Rose 2, Wheelhouse, 
3; time, 3:18. Half-mile, handicap — 
Wildhack, 125 yards, 1; Wells, 3; Fox, 3; 
time, 1:10 2-5. Mile, handicap — Wild- 
hack, 1; Crosby, 2; Divine, 3; time, 2:47. 

At the Champaign (111.) fair Wednes- 
day a one-mile open race was won by 
Parker. Nicolet second and Riley third; 
time, 3:06 1-4. The two-mile county 
championship was captured by Booker, 
McLean second and Nicolet third; time, 
6:26. Bert Myers won a mile race and 
Keator made a half-mile on a unicycle in 

The road race to be given under the 
auspices of the Rover's Wheel Club, of 
New Haven, Conn., on Tuesday, Sept. 
27, promises to prove veij' interesting. 
The race is to be over the East Haven 
coiu'se. The start will be from the 
v\atering- trough at Four Corners and the 
contestants will run to East Haven cen- 
tre and return, fiye miles. 

At Parkside, 17tli, Arthur Stackpole 
will take a benefit. Races — Quarter, 
half and mile, scratch, one and two-mile, 
handicaps, one-mil^, lap. Fee, twenty- 
five cents per event. Entries close Sept. 
10. The races have been duly sanctioned 
and we hope to see them well supported. 
In the absence of some of the flying bri- 
gade, entries from the less speedy should 
be numerous. 

A. J. Storey, of the California division 
racing board has compiled a schedule of 
California track records as follows: 

Safety — Quarter-mile, 38 2-5, half-mile, 1:15, 
three-quarters, 1 :55 2-5, mile, 2:30 2-5. W. F. Fos- 
ter, A. B. and A. C, July 4, 1892; two miles, 
5:45 2.5, George Osen, G.C. W.,.Tuly 4, 1891; five 
miles, 14:18 4-5, Grant Bell, A. A. C, May 30, 1892, 

Grdinarv^Quarter-mile, 37 3-5, F. R. Crook, B. 
C. \V.. May IG, 1885; half-mile, 1:181-5, L. S. Up- 
son, C. C. W.. .Iuly4, 1892; mile, 2:48 1-2, F. D. El- 
well, B. C. W., July 4, 1H88; two miles, 6:00, A. T. 
Ireland, A. S., July 4, 18SS; three miles, 9:05 1-4, B. 
C. lAind, A. A. C, May 30, 1892; five miles, 15:49, 
W. G. Davis, S. F. B. C, .Inly 4, 1887; ten miles, 
32:00 3-n, C. E. Adcock, B. C. W., .Tuly 4, 1887. 

The Lansing (Mich.) Bicycle Club will 
give its second annual race meet Sept. 
16, in connection with the state fair. 
The progranmie consists of ten events. 

as follows: One-mile, novice; two-mile, 
handicap: ope-tnile, L. B. championship; 
half-mile, open; two-mile, state fair 
championship; quarter-mile, open; five- 
mile, handicap; one-mile, 2:40 class; one- 
mile, handicap; one-mile, 3:00 class. A 
special medal will be given to the rider 
making the best time during the meet. 

The Annual Century, 
Miss Hattie Bickers, of 4710 State 
street, Chicago, carried away the lienors 
the annual run of the Century Road 

Club held Sunday over the Elgin-Auora.i 
course. Miss Bickers started on the 
long ride at 4:15 and finished at 3:45, 
taking but eleven hours and a half for 
the trip. At Ontarioville she stopped 
fifteen minutes, did not stop at Elgin, 
stopped I twenty minutes at St. Charles, 
and fifteen at a watering trough. At 
Aurora the lady spent [fifty minutes, in- 
cluding time for a ligut lunch. Eleven 
miles farther on, at Naperville, she made 
her last stop, this time of twenty min- 
utes, and then started for home at a gait 
that rapidly left behind many of the 
gentlemen i-iders. Mi-s Bickers is but 
nineteen years old. She rides a Worth 
safety less the rear springs, using a 58- 
inch gear. She surmounted every hill 
and even rode down the terrible S hill 
near Downer's Grove. 

The Cook County Wheelmen, under 
whose colors she rode, will present her 
with a handsome trophy. 

Four other ladies finished a century, 
the Misses Haggerty and Porter riding 
over the course, though caught in the 
rain at the finish. Misses McConnell and 
Peterson took the train and finished on 
the city boulevards. 

At the corner of Halsted street and 
Washington boulevard in the early 
morning hours a busy scene was wit- 
nessed. Hundreds of wheelmen came 
tearing up in the darkness, registered 
and were away on the wings of tlie 
wind. The roads were dusty, but 
good traveling, nevertheless. 

Breakfast was taken at Elgin and 
dinner at Aurora. At 1:37 o'clock Ed- 
ward Fumer, of the Cook County 
Wheelmen, Arnold Wescott, and F. Ed. 
Spooner crossed the line neck and neck. 
Spooner had made the trip in 8:39, Fur- 
ner in 8:57, and Wescott in 9:32. C. R. 
Deeley, of the Lake View club was 

Just 166 men were registered, al- 
though many more finished. Among 
the late ones w^as Chief Centurion Her- 
rick, covered with mud. 

The C. B. & Q. trains brought m a 
hundred of the riders, who could not 
ride the sticky roads. 

Taken all together, the second aimual 
century run was a rousing success. 

A new athletic club has been organized 
at Cincinnati. 



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Tt'afle Men Coniing to America — The 
Orand Old Man of CyeJwg— Liver- 
pool to London Jtecord—JS'^otes 
of A.II Sorts. 

I/ONDON, Aug. 37.— We have had on 
the whole a rather quiet week. There 
have been one or two records made but 
otherwise things liave been very slack. 
On Thursday, at the Heme Hill track, 
J. Waso and Charlie Newland set out, as 
they had done once before this season, 
to make an attempt on the 100-mile 
tandem safety record; but, as on the 
previous occasion, they were unable to 
complete their task, owing to the fact 
that the track was required for the even- 
ing handicaps of the London County 
Club. Last time they tried they were 
able to go only forty-one miles until ihey 
were compelled to desist, but this time 
they reached fifty miles before stopping. 
From forty-two miles to fifty they made 
new records, the half hundred being ac- 
complished in 3 hrs. 28 min. 33 sec. 
Later in the evening Von Koppeiovv and 
Schulte, of the Bath Road Club, knocked 
out the tandem starting quarter record 
of 32 3o sec. made by Bradbury and 
Zimmerman the day before the latter 
sailed for home. They reduced the fig- 
ures to 31 3-5 sec. 

On the same day C. Lucas, of Liver- 
pool, beat the record between that city 
and London, which was made by T. A. 
Edge early this season, by just an hour 
and a half. With a fine northwesterly 
wind behind him he rode the 197 miles 
in 12 hrs. 4 min. The first part of 
the journey he rode very strongly in- 
deed, and between Litchfield and Coven- 
try, where he was paced by E. Caborrow, 
he did twenty-one miles in the hour, and 
this over by no means the most level of 
roads. Hitherto Lucas's rides have al- 
ways been regarded with some amount 
of doubt, owing partly to the fact ^hat 
he has ridden without pacemakers. This 
time he was paced all the way and sev 
eral of the men who aided him are of- 
the opinion that he is a really good man 
and can do an even better performance. 
Lucas rode a model D Rudge racer, 
weighing twenty-one pounds, which 
stood the journey wonderfully well. 
This reminfis me that in mentioning 
Lawrence Fletcher's great ride from 
Land's End to John O'Gi-oats last week I 
omitted to say that he rode a New Howe 
safety fitted with Dunlop tires. 


This in turn reminds me that tlie boat 
that brings this dispatch also carries S. 
Golder with samples of New Howe ma- 
chines with which I expect he will do 
big business in the States. The New 
Howe is a rare boom here just now, and 
late as it is in the season Manager Phil- 
pot has as many oi'ders as he wants. In 
this he is singular. Quite a number of 
factories are only working thirty hours a 
week, and on all sides I hear of men who 
have occupied what have been consid- 
ered good, safe positions wanting new 
situations. Some of them are really first- 
class men whose houses have done big 
business but are now trying to cut down 
expenses by reducing the salary list, 
Others are agents who have been unable 
to stand the cutting which has gone on 
this season, and would prefer to take a 
situation with a sure salary to remaining 
another year in business for themselves. 

Last week, having a few days to spare. 

I went for a short tour, and part of my 
route lay along the Great North Road. 
At Hitchen, the starting place of many 
famous races and record rides, I met 
Major Knox Holme-s— the ffimous octo- 
genarian, — who for the second year is 
spending his summer holidays in the 
midst of the road racing men, in all of 
whose doint^s he takes a lively intert st. 
Considering that he "is eighty-five years 
of age he is a really wonderful old man 
and can compare favorably with many 
men twenty years his junior. The day 
before I met him " the major," as he is 
called by young ar d old alike, had at- 
tempted to ride 100 miles on his tricycle. 
He bad arranged a time-table and a 
number of pacemakers just as if he had 
been going for a record. The pacemakerr 
also acted as tugs and with a tow rope 
fixed to his machine aided him a good 
deal. Still the gallant old gentleman 
pedalled every bit of his first fifty miles, 
which occupied only three and three- 
quarters hours. 

After turning the wind was adverse 
and the tow rope broke, the result being 
that he dropped away to something like 
four miles an hour, and after some sev- 
enty or more miles decided to give up 
the task. Spite of his exertions "the 
major'' was next day as jolly as ever, 
and wlien I left, him he was walking off 
quite gaily to spend an afternoon in 
watciiing a cricket match. He i." a great 
believer in all sorts of sports, and he is 
just as keen a business man as he is a 
sportsman— a fact of which his fellow 
directors of Humber & Company, L't'd. 
and other concerns in which he is mter- 
ested are often made fully aware. 

Mr. Percy Stevens, of the Coventry 
Cycle Manufac'uring Company, will 
probably arrive in the States in the mid- 
dle of next month. According to pres- 
ent arrangements he leaves England on 
a business trip by the Bothnia on Sept. 6. 

Served Them Might. 
The police arrested siveral young men 
and two women in Brooklyn last week 
for violating Section 7, Article 3, of the 
city of Bnoklj^n's ordinance, which 
makes it a misdemeanor to ride a bicy- 
cle between sunset and sunrise without 
illuminating power, which should light 
up a portion of the world before him or 
her. Riding on the sidewalk also comes 
under the ban. The "leKilimate" cy- 
clists of Brooklyn say, "serves 'era 
right," and uphold the ofiicials. No 
commotion except righteous indignation 
is expressed by the clul-s, which will 
assist the law in this direction. A big 
run on lamps is expected. 

What Was the Triclc? 

Sanger, the expert bicyclist, carried Mihvau- 
lcee".s name to tlie front yesterday in Chicago, 
where he lost only one of the races in which he 
entered, and tliat by a slight lapse on his part, 
and an admissible tricli on the part of liis oppo- 
nent—Milwaukee Wisconsin. 

We haven't heard of any trick played 
on Sanger. Lumsden , aided by the in- 
side po,sition, beat him fairly and square- 
ly, and Mr. Sanger, Sr., said so. 

Perry Ittchards. 

The Emjnre Cycle Works, of Wolver- 
hampton, are owned by Perry Richards 
& Compan3\ There are few firms in the 
cycle trade who devote more care and 
attention to the construction of cycles 
than they. Mr. Richards is one of the 
best mechanics and has had much prac- 
tical expei'ience in the trade and as a 

Will jBuild a Tarch. 

The managers of tlie Hamilton (Ohio) 
Fair are so well pleased with bicycle 
races as a drawing card tliat they are 
talking of building a quarter-mile bicy- 
cle track inside of the horse track. 
Borse and bicycle races could be run 
alternately without injuring the bicycle 



Lenz Snow-Hound. 
Frank G. Lenz, Outing's arouud-the- 
world cycling scribe, was last heard 
from Aug. 29 at Yellowstone Park, 
where he was tied np on account of 
snow. He has been over poor roads, for 
tbe most part rery sandy and hilly. 

rider. Last year business out-grew the 
old quarters and it was necessary to re- 
move to premises which would allow 
more scope. They are now .ocated in a 
spacious and neat factory in Cleveland 
street, Wolverhampton. Mr. Richards 
is a ]3opular man in the trade, and 
through him the Empire has found a 
ready sale on the continent as well as at 

J^eoria Trade Items. 

Mr. Kirkwood, senior merr^ber of Kirk- 
wood, Miller & Company, is in Peoria on 
a brief visit. Mr, Kirkwood spends most 
of his time at Cedar Ripids, looking 
after the firm's branch house at that 
place. Although being well up in years, 
he is an expert rider, and about the first 
thing he does when he arrives in Peoria 
is to mount his wheel and take in the 
sights. He will return to Cedar Rapids 
in a few days, 

Kmgman & Company are the only 
firm in the city who have a geared ordi- 
nary in stock. They have very kindly 
allowed a large number of wheelmen to 
try the raacliine. It is anice, easy-riding 
wheel, but we hardly think it will en- 
tirely take the place of the rear-driving 

R, R. Steensen of Minneapolis has en- 
tered the employ of Kirkwood, Miller & 
Company. Mr. Steensen has been a 
wheelman for a niimber of years. He 
will be in the repair shop for a couple of 
months and then go west with a sample 
line of Telephone wheels. 


The Roii^e-Duryea Cycle Company are 
experimenting with a new diamond 
frame wheel for 1893. Through the 
kindness of Mr. Rouse your correspond- 
ent was permitted to try the new model, 
and we are jjleased to say it is one of the 
easiest-riding wheels we ever mounted. 
The frame is made entirely of steel tub- 
ing with lap brazed joints. It has 
twenty-eight inch wheels, tangent spokes 
and is fitted with Morgan & Wright's 
semi-racing tires. From the appearance 
of the model of the Sylph it will be one 

of the easiest-riding and best-selling 
machines on the market next year. 

S. P. Hazard, of Rouse, Hazard & 
Company, is now the happy owner of a 
pneumatic sulky. Mr. Hazai'd is an en- 
thusiastic horseman and has been around 
this country long enough to know a good 
thing when he sees it. He was the first 
man in central Illinois to build a sulky 
of this style. He took the wheels out of 
a pneumatic-tired bicycle, and in this 
manner had his pneumatic-tired sulky 
built in a lew days. Peoria is the fore- city in America in bicycles or any- 
thing that looks like one, and Mr. Hazard 
is one of our citizens. 

F. H. Henning, of Kirkwood, Miller & 
Company's bicycle department,leaves for 
New York on the 14th to meet Mr. Basil 
Riley, who is coming over with a sample 
line of Telephone wheels for 1893. The 
Telephone has given satisfaction this 
year, and K., M. & Co. will handle them 
on a much larger scale next year, Mr. 
Riley will only remain in this country a 
short time, as Messrs. Bojinick & Com- 
pany, who manufacture the Telephones, 
will make a iarj<e display of their wheels 
at the Stanley show, and, of course, like 
any good Englishman, Mr. Riley will 
»ant to be on hand. 

Fred Patee's last trip to the northwest 
finished his traveling for this seasin. He 
will not go out again until the latter 
part of October, when he «ill go on the 
road with sample machines for 1893. 

A (Jnestion for Wisforian.i. 

A Referee reader at Hillabara, O., 
takts the managers of the Raleigh Cycle 
Company to task over their "historical" 
advertisement in this journal as follows : 

Dear Sib.— I notice your advertisement in the 
Refkrke, in which you state that Sir AValter 
Raleigh came to America over three hundred 
years ago. Now Sir Walter Raleigh never put his 
foot on American soil; he never "came" to 
America and consequently did not discover it or a 
part of it. He sent several fleets but did not come 
himself. The writer believes your wheels .to i)e 
good, but your historical assertions are bad. 
However, the writer will be greatly mortified if 
the aljove are not facts. 

Smce set-ing the above Paul Angois, 
who wrote the advertisement, has drawn 
heavily on the libraries of New York for 
encyclopedias and histories of our coun- 
try, and said that if he is mistaken then 
English teaching is at fault, for English 
teachers swear that Rileigh it was Avho 
discovered America, and also tobacco 
and potatoes at the same lime. 

The JlalHgh's New Yorh Factory, 
The new Rali'ij.'.h- factnrv on Green- 
wliich and Bank streets, New York, will 
occupy the entire loft of a large building 
covering nearly half a block of ground. 
The machines will be imported in the 
rough and finished here. George S Mc- 
Donald will have Hariy Hall and A. A. 
Atly as assistants, and the wholesale of- 
fice will be there, while the Broadway 
store will retail exclusively. The Zucker 
& Leavitt Chtmical Company, whose ad- 
vertisement is seen in the Referee, took 
a contract to have the plating and polish- 
ing plant in the Raleigh factory in run- 
ning order in ten days. 

Changes in the Sercombe-Jiolte Company. 
Through the negotiations of P H. Ser- 
combe during the past week. |50,000 
worth of the Sercombe-Bolte Manufac- 
turing Company's stock was transferred, 
from eastern holders to Milwaukee cap- 
italists. The newly elected president of 
the company is Casper M. Sanger, who, 
besides being one of Milwaukee's most 


We Don't 

Claim to have the very best wheel on earth — 
that's a chestnut. We aim to be original; but 
we do say, that, if you will ride a Cleveland 
No. 4, geared to 63 inches, you will smile. 
Rides like 53. 

The Thread Tire is like the girl )ou love — 
different from others. No others on our 


wealthy and enterprising citizens, is the 
father of one of the greatest riders of 
the day. Mr. Sanger has taken to every- 
thing connected with the bicycle in a 
very kindly manner, and already his 
pleasant, genial manners and cordiality 
are known to many prominent wheel- 

F. H. Bolte was re-elected vicb-presi- 
dent and superintendent. P. H. Ser- 
combe, as heretofore, will be the secre- 
tars^ and manager. 

The entire negotiations for the i^lacing 
of the $50,000 worth of stock were car- 
ried on and consummated by Mr. Ser- 
cornbe, who is also the originator of the 

Walter Sanger wnll represent the com- 
pany on the ro^d, covering the entire 
territory between New York and San 
Francisco, and if riding fast will secure 
order's for bicycles, he w-ill unquestion- 
ably outstrip all other salesmen in this 

Tlie bicycle establishment of P. H. 
Si'ic-ombe is the loser of a Telegram 
safety, No. 418. A pei'son representing 
hi luself to be Andrew Brown, 444 Park 
street, asked to try one of their machines 
fill a few minutes on the street. He was 
allowed to take the wheel and has not 
been heard of since. The original Mr. 
Brown disclaims all knoAvledge of the 

The Eoth-Kasten Cycle Company is 
also mourning the loss of a bicycle which 
was lost in much the same way. 

The Keiv Victor Itacer. 

If appearance goes for anything the 
new Victor racer, which was received by 
A, G. Spalding & Bros, last week, ought 
tij liear out its name on the path as well 
as in point of sales. It is certainly a 
handsome wheel and weighs but twentj^- 
four pounds, all on. It is a diamond 
pattern, similar in shape to the Humber, 
but smaller all around. The wheels are 
twenty-eight inches, fyont and rear, and 
have tangent spokes, wdiile light Victor 
pneumatics are the tires, apparently very 
resistant. It is geared to sixty-six and 
a half inches, and a peculiar feature is 
that one crank and the crank axle are of 
one piece of metal. There should be a 
demand for this wheel, for it is certainly 
right up to date. 

The Tower, No. S Diamond. 
As neat a wheel as has been shown 
this season is the Tower, No, 5 diamond, 
which is made in three styles and weights 
—full roadster, forty-two pounds;" semi- 
racer, thirty-six pounds, and racer, 
thirty pounds. It has a dust-proof ball 
head, thirty and twenty-eight inch 
wheels and direct spokes. The Carter 
gear case is fitted to these wheels. 

The Marriott Itacer. 
We show this week a cut of the Mar- 
riott ]3ath racer. No. 15, and, as will be 
seen, it is a very handsome machine, 
being specially designed for the track 
and having all the essential points — 
rigidity, sti-ength and lightness. One 
feature is that the crank bracket is some- 
what hiu;her than on most machines. It 
has tw^enty-eight inch wheels, laced 
spokes, ball head and Marriott's patent 
chain adjustment. All in all it is a most 
desirable machine and is receiving much 
favor abroad. 

New JiicycJe Factories in the South. 
Houston, Tex., and Birmingham, Ala., 
are to have bicycle factories, the first in 
the south. At the former place H. D. 
Spoi'C & Company have recently turned 
out their first wheel, known as "Texas 
No.°l," a diamond frame pattern ma- 
clinin weighing thirty-three i^ounds. 
Tliis wlieel was built in their shop,'and 

with the limited facilities at hand they 
succeeded in making a wheel which, in 
its first race, the Houston Bicycle Club 
championship, one mile, took first place, 
being ridden by George W. Sims. Ar- 
rangements are being made by this firm 
to manufacture a line of high grade 
wheels for the season of 1893, and a 
stock company will be organized, ma- 

made the ungainly thing fly over the 
road. It is clumsy and top-heavy, and 
for this reason does not turn corners 
readily, but on the straight road it seems 
to steer quite as well as a safety. M. 
Belanger has a great deal of confidence 
in the speed of his contrivance, and will 
shift the gearing up a notch or two and 
soon tiy for a mile. The machine he is 

even enamel and line with the club colors 
when wanted. President Willis showed 
us some splendid samples of the firm's 
work last week. 

Zimmerman, Berlo, Banker and many 
other eastern cracks are now using Bid- 
well pneumatics exclusively. Willis B. 
Troy, the race representative of the Bid- 
well Company, attends all the meets and is 


chinery purchased, and all necessary de- 
tails attended to, and when another rac- 
ing season rolls around the fast men of 
Texas will have an oijportunity to race 
on wheels built in Houston. 

The Arrow is a new wheel being turn- 
ed out at Birmingham, Ala. It is a neat 
machine, and alreadj^ the maker has all 
the orders he can conveniently handle. 

Jtecent Patents Granted. 

The following is a list of recent bicycle 
patents, reported especially for the Eef- 
EREE by W. E. Aughinbaugh, patent 
attorney, Washington, D. C. : 

481 569, bicycle; Frauk Jewett, New Haven, 
Conn.; filed Nov. 3, 1891; serial No. 410,698. 

431,608, cyclometer; Frank C. Weston, Bangor, 
Me : filed April 15, 1891; serial No. .388,9^3. 

481,681, pneumatic tire; Josepli Wellstein and 
Morgan E. Maxfield, Milwaukee, Wis.; filed April 
11, 1892; serial No. 42S,574. 

481,744, bicycle; Lacas J. Phelps, Passaic, N. J.; 
flted Oct. 3, 1881; serial No. 407,645. 

481,751, bicycle-supporting frame; Richard A. 
Engler, Columbus, O. ; filed April 2, 1892. 

481,762, valve for pneumatic tires; John F. Ives 
and Frank B. Colman, New York City; filed May 
4, 1882; serial No. 431,842. 

481,883, unicycle; Abraham Yost and Fernando 
Yost, New York city; filed Sept. 4, 1891; serial No. 

481,890, carrier attachment for bicycles; Maurice 
B. Blood, Kalamazoo, Mich.; assignor to the Kala- 
mazoo Cycle Company, same place; filed Oct. 26 
1891; serial No. 409,889. 

Did, It on a Neiv Howe. 

The most remarkable safety record 
ride of the season is that of Lawrence 
Fletcher, of the Anfield B. C. , Liverpool, 
who, on a New Howe safety, fitted with 
Dunlop pneumatic tires, succeeded in 
beating the Land's End to John O'Gi-oat's 
record. He left Land's End on Sunday 
at midnight, and finished at John 
O'Groat's house on Thursday night at 11 
p. m. He therefore rode the distance of 
851 miles in three days, twenty-three 
hours. This performance eclipses the 
splendid ride of T. A. Edge over the 
same ground last June. On Wednesday 
and Thursday exceedingly i-ough weather 
and head winds were experienced, but 
notwithstanding these disatvantages Mr. 
Fletcher has reduced all previou-, records 
in grand fashion. 

Delanyer's Vvici/clc. 
M. Belanger's unicycle was given a 
trial on the road at West Springfield, 
Mass., recently. The trial was ^eiy suc- 
cessfully made by M. D. Stel>bins, who 

now using was put together by a carpen- 
ter, and with the racing machine the 
Ames company i-i building, to weigh 
forty ijounds. he expects to beat 1:45 for 
the mile! 

Hired and JVot Seturned, 
On August 24 a Wynnewood N. Y. B. 
& P. Co's. pneumatic tires; frame dia- 
mond pattern, double frame at bottom 
and single ^t top; thirty-inch wheels; 
stripped, with exception of brake on front 
wheel; No. 38015. Man was about 5 ft. 
11 in., medium build, dark complexion, 
mustache, dark coat and vest, blue-gray 
pants, light straw hat, familiar manner. 

Something New. 
The Chicago Flusher Company, 16 
North Canal street, is turning out a 

quite a success in converting'men to] the 
idea that the Bidwell-Thomas is the tire. 

All the leading Chicago cycle stores 
closed a lialf holiday Monday, Labor's 

Harry Leeming disagreed with his 
partner Stokes, and last Monday the 
partnership dissolved. 

F. N. White of the George E. Bidwell 
Cycle Company, New York, -was in Chi- 
cago during the week. 

The western championship of the Ama- 
teur Athletic Union, run at Detroit Aug. 
29, was won by W. C. Band, on a Mon- 
arch Copperplate. 

The treasury department has informed 
a correspondent that under recent de- 
cisions of the board of general appraisers 
bicycles are not considered to be entitled 


bicycle cleaner the utility of which is 
evident at a glance. The inventor claims 
to be able to clean the dirtiest machine 
in a very few minutes. We have tried one 
and can say it works very satisfactorily. 
No device like it has ever been on the 
market befoi"e. It is certainly invaluable 
to every cycle store and repair shop, as 
well as individuals who wish to keep 
their machines neat and clean. We re- 
fer our readers to the illustration show- 
ing same in operation, used in their ad- 
vertisement in this issue. 

Trade tFottings. 
The American-Ormonde Company has 
commenced enameling wheels in all 
colors for the trade and elubs, and will 

to free entry as personal or household 
effects, but are held to be properly duti- 
able when imported. 

The fifty miles road championship of 
Scotland, decided on Saturday, August 
20, was won by Mr. W. Duncan of Edin- 
burgh, riding a New Howe. 

The New York Belting and Packing 
Company has assumed control of two 
other rubber companies. The com- 
bination will have a capital of $5,000,000. 

Mrs. Elliott, mother of the popular 
family of trick riders, called on Hoyle 
last week and left an order for a wheel 
for the youngest girl. Mr. Hoyle re- 
ports the repairing trade as first class. 
He has lately been buying quantities of 



drop forgings and parts, and is now in a 
position to supply repair shops with 
these articles. 

Ketv English. Inventions. 

These abstracts are prepared immedi- 
ately after the patents are applied for, by 
G. Douglas Leechman, consulting engi- 
neer, Coventry, England: 

AH persons interested in opposing the grant of 
a I'atent on anj- one of the undermentioned ap- 
p ications, may at any time within two months 
from July v7, 180', gi-re notice in the prescribed 
form of sucli opposition. 

No. ]0,819. E. Edward's "Improvement in ve- 
locipedes." Oct. 17,1891. (Communicated by O. 
Dalisch, Germany.)— This invention has for its 
objects to remove the difficulties experienced by 
velocipedists in riding up hill, or on bad roads, or 
against the wind, etc., by assisting the muscular 
power by substituting when required a meclian- 
ieal power such as compressed air, liquid car- 

erence to the figure if commencing at the edge of 
the fabric at the point X, the line is followed in 
the direction of the arrows to the point X 1, when 
the material iS doubled back and passes round to 
the point X 2, where it is again doubled back and 
carried forward to the end X 3. At this point the 
fabric may either be doubled Ijacb round the out- 
side and terminate at X 4, or a separate piece of 
suitable material may commence, so as to termi- 
nate at that point CX). The two pieces of canvas 
aforesaid are coated with rubber and vulcanized 
or solutioned together, and if preferred ilie folds 
of the inner f'auxas may be stitched at H and H 1. 
The cover which is thus formed is attached to the 
rim (A) of llie wheel by means of flaps (J J 1) 
which are eii her cemented to said rim or to one 
another, or to rim and one another, or secured by 
hooks, buttons or the like, or by clinching one 
surface of one of said flaps against the other, 
when the air tube may lie inflated in the ordinary 
manner. By these means the flaps (K and K) will 
not be detached and separated at H and H 1 by 
the action of the edges of the rim (A), and if 

bonic acid, etc. On a suitable part of the veloci- 
pede is arranged a reservoir containing com- 
pressed air, liquid carbonic acid, and connected 
by a pipe (L) with a cylinder (B) provided with a 
piston and rod, in such manner that (as in a 
steam engine) the compressed air is admitted 
alternately in front and behind the piston, and by 
means of the piston rod, connecting rod and 
crank, the crank shaft (C) and chain wheels of 
the machine are turned, the forward movement 
of the latter being thus assisted or effected. Be- 
tween the reservoir and the cylinder (B) in the 
supply pipe is arranged a valve which can be 
Oldened by the velocipedist at will to admit the d air (o the cylinder. Between the 
reservoir and the cylinder (B) may be ar- 
ranged a pressure-redvicing valve of the ordinarj' 
kind, to reduce the pressure of the driving fluid, 
and a heating chamber may also be arranged to 
ejpandthe air or gas, and tluis obtain as much 
power as possible. The opened suppl.v pipe (L) 
admits the compressed aii- or other driving fluid 
into two valve boxes CM and M 1) which are ar- 
ranged at each end of the cylinder CB) and con- 
tain valves (N and N 1) which are closed against 
the outer ends of the cylinder (B) bj- spiral 
springs. The piston pud piston rod are made 
hollow, and in them is placed a rod CO) which is 
pivotted at its front end to a cross piece CD slid- 
ing in a slot in the outer end of the piston rod and 
having its projecting ends fixed to a sleeve CQ) to 
which is pivotted a lever (R), the outer end of 
which is pivotted to the outer end of a lever CS) 
fitting upon a .suitable part of the connecting rod 
(T) and projecting from the latter at about right 
angles, and caimble of turning upon it so that it 
can be turned either up or down. In an opening 
through the piston is fitted a double valve (V) 
which is alternately moved in one or the other 
direction and allows the air in front of each side 
of the piston to pass altei'nately through the hol- 
low piston and piston rod and escajje. In the 
piston shown in the figure the pin CO 1) of the rod 
CO) oi>ens the \ alve CN) through wliich the com- 
pressed air enters behind the piston. A moment 
before the valve C^O on this side is closed by 
striking against the cover of the cylinder, and the 
air in front of the piston can escape through the 
liore (y 1) and the hollow and slotted piston rod. 
Tlie compressed air moves the piston forward and 
the pin CO 1) of the rod (O) will keep over the 
valve CN) foi' a short time by a differential move- 
ment of the rod CO) in the piston rod, so that a 
sufficient quantity of compressed air can enter to 
drive the piston. When the piston reaches the 
front cover of the cylinder, the valve (y^ will be 
closed on this side and the valve CS 1) opened by 
the rod CO), and the eompi-essed air enters in 
front of the piston and the air oehind the piston 
exhausts. This operation is repeated as long as 
the valve in the supply pipe CL) is open. By 
turning the projecting levers (E and S) upon the 
connecting rod round through iSOdeg. it is possible 
to give the machine a reverse action. If tlris is 
done while the velocipede is being driven, the ad- 
mission valves CN or N 1) arc successively opened 
prematurely and a back pi-essure is caused in 
front of the x^iston befora the crank;comes to its 
dead point, tending to stop the piston. 

No. 8,988. McDougall & Carroirs "Improve- 
ment in pneimiatic tires for bicycles, tricycles 
and road carriages. May 12, 1893.— The object of 
this invention is to protect the air tube, which in 
ordinary forms of jjneuuiatic (ires is formed sep- 
arately from the outer covering, from injury or 
destruction caused l;>y friction on the edges of the 
rim of the wheel, or from the ends of the spoke 
projecting more or less lieyond the surface of 
said rim. In this invention a piece of canvas or 
■ other suitable material is folded so as to form a 
cover (V) as represented in .section in the figure. 
The Invention may be readdy underetood by ref- 

from any cause it is required to obtain access to 
the air tube CB) the cover CV) may be readily 
opened at any part or entirely detached without 
mechanical appliances being required, and may 
be as readily replaced. As an additional means 
of protection from injmy caused by friction or 
the protruding ends of the spokes, there may be 
inserted between the fiaps CK and K 1) and the 
rim CA) of the wheel eithei- cork, leather, India 
i-ubber or other suitable substances. The inven- 
tors disclaim the use of flaps that may be at- 
tached to the inside of the cover (V^ for lining 

the rim of a tire either intenially ar extei'iially, ( >r 
the use of additional matei-ial placeil between 
said fiaiis and the rim, or the means whereby the 
cover (V ) may be attached to the rim of a wheel, 
but wliat tlii'y do claim is: "In a covering that is 
employed for placing on or over an air tube so as 
to form a pneumatic tire for the wheels of bicy- 
cles, tricycles and road curiages. the manner of 
forming flaps such as K and K 1 ljy folding or 
doubling the fabric so that said flaps and the 
inner of the two layers of fabrics forming the 
covering iV) may be made from one piece of 
material ui the manner and for the puniose sub- 
stantially as herein before described." 

No. 14,688. S. B. Robertson's "improvement in 
wheels for velocipedes and other vehicles." Aug. 
31, 1891, — This invention relates to the means of 
securing on the rim of a wheel for a velocipede or 
other vehicle a cover for the air tube emi>loyed in 
pneumatic tires. The rim CR) is rolled of sheet 
steel or other suitable metal, having its sides 
turned inward so as to form tubes CT) with a 

comparatively narrow opening or slit CS) extend- 
ing the whole length of the rim. The cover Ct) is 
made with a narrow air channel CA) neai' each 
edge, extending its whole length. In putting on 

the cover C over the air tube B, before inflating 
B, tiie edges of the eo'.-er are squeezed through 
the slits in the tulie (^T) and the channels CA) in- 
flated; this swells them out as .shown. After this 
the air tube B is inflated. The swelling- out of the 
tubular parts (A) of the co\er by making t liese 
parts wider than the slits prevents them from 
being drawn out of the tubes, but they can be 
withdrawn if necessary liy deflating the tubular 

parts CA1, A sohd tire might be fixed in the .same 
way, and the rim might be built up instead of 
being made from one piece. 

No. 16,208. W. Brooks' "improvement in cycle 
brakes.'" Sept. 24, 1891. The object of this inven- 
tion is to provide a brake having what may tje 
termed an eccentric action, and .so arranged tliat 
upon a slight application of the brake by the 
rider it ^^ill have a tendency to act automatically 
and thus i-educe the amount of manijjulative 
force usually applied by the rider. The hand 
lever and plungei' are similar to those at present 
in use. The eccentric brake shoe CD) is situated 
at the lower end of the plunger (B). Just above 
the wheel and extending forward from the steer- 
ing post CA) is carried an arm (C) formed at its 
front end into a jaw, having a joint upon which is 
carried the shoe, the upper part of the shoe lying 
in the jaw and extending rearwards. Between 

the joint and the steering post the plunger is con- 
nected to the upper side of the shoe bj- a suitable 
joint. The centre about which the eccentric 
moves and the point of connection thereto of the 
plunger are so arranged in relation to the point of 
contact of the shoe with the wlieel that iumiedi- 
ately the shoe touches the tire CE) the forward 
motion of the wheel has the tendency to pidl the 
shoe forward and downwai'd, thereby automatic- 
ally applying a portion of, if not all, the brake 
power necessary. The more nearly vertical is the 
point of brake contact with the wheel to tliat of 
the brake centre of motion, so is the automatic 
lendency increased. A sjiring is employed ti> 
di-aw off the brake when not required. By the 
use of another spring the brake power may be 
prevented from exceeding a sertain maxinuun. 
The brake may be applied to the rear wheel or 
wheels by means of suitable connections being 
made therefi-om to the manipulating lever, or it 
may be applietl to both front ajid rear wheels. 

No. 11 252. J. Dame's "Improvements in wheels 
suitable for velocipedes, perambulators, and the 
like;" June 15, 1892. This invention relates to 
wheels suitable for velocipedes, perambulators 
and the like. According thereto the outer rim, 
which is provided with an elastic tire, is not rig^ 
idly connected with the spokes, but thi'ough the 
medium of springs an-anged between the said 
outer rim and an inner rim, with which the spokes 
are connect«d in any 
well known manner. 
Wheels, according t o 
this invention, are de- 
signed to supercede 
wheels with pneumatic 
and other elastic tires 
as heretofore construct- 
ed. The inner lim (A) 
is connected by spokes 
b with the nave c in any 
suitable way. The outer 
rim (D) is provided on 
each side with a flange 
CE) between which is 
arranged a rubber lire 
(T) which is cemented 
in the groove formed by 
the said flanges on the 
rim CD)- The connec- 
tion of the inner rim CA) with the outer rim ( D) 
is effected by means of compression springs (G), 
which are fixed to the rims by means of screw 
bolts CH) and nuts (V), the said springs being 
sufficiently strong to transmit the rotary motion 
of the inner rim to the outer rim CD), and suffi- 
ciently elastic to completely take up the jolts 
caused whilst riding over uneven roads, without 
transmitting such shocks to the spokes and nave. 
The two claims are for: 1. The herein above 
described improvements in wheels for velocipedes, 
perambulators and the like, in which an inner 
rim (A) IS elasticallj' connected with an outer 
rim (D) by means of compression springs (G). 
2. In wheels of the kind referred to in claim I, 
the arrangement of said Hanges (E) on the outer 
rim CD) for holding the nibber tire CF), which is 
cemented in the groove formed thereby substan- 
tially as described. 


J. J. Eoss returned last week from an 
extensive trip through Michigan in the 
interest of the Ames & Frost Company. 
He leaves this week for a trip to the' 

The Pope Manufacturing Comi^anj* is 
experimenting with two geared ordi- 
naries at Hartford, and one has already 
been tested, to the Hking, it is said, of 
Supei-intendent Day. 

The Standard Bicj^cle Manufacturing 
Company of Indianapohs, which has been 
shut down for a month putting in new 
machineiy and improving the plant, I'e^ 
sumed operations this week. 

The Western Spring Bicycle and Lock 
Company, with headquarters at Osawa- 1 
tomie and Kansas City, Mo., filed ii.s 
charter last week in the office of the yoc- 
retary of state. The capital stock is 
$100,000, and the directors G. D. Weston, 
Aylmar Weston, H. H. Coombs, Alice J, 
Weston and T. F. Dunaway, all of Osa- 
watomie, Kas. 

McKee & Harrington scored at the 
big meetio.?; at Clifton last Saturday, i 
Paul Grosch, on a thirty-pound Lynd- ! 
hurst, won the mUe handicap easily, and 
another rider secured a place with the 
Lynr'liurst. In honor of the event the 
manager for M. & H. opened several 
bottles, and asked all to look out for the 
Lyndhurst in the future. 

Cycle dealers pay §2.50 freight on 
every wheel to the Pacific coast, and i" 
IJ12 to $15 when expressed. By the latter 
way they wait a month or more foi- 
their goods. Traveling men cannot sell 
goods under sixty days' time. It costs 
the same to Said Lake City as to ihc 
coast. The dealers on the coast add ijii 
to the cost of the wlieel. 

Albert Williamson, of C^uincy, III., re- 
cently won three straight races <»i a 
Haliday-Temple scorcher. The scorcher 
also took second Id each event. 

The Halladay Temi)le Scorcher cycles, ; 
manufactured by the Manon Cycle Com- i! 
pany, are noted for beautiful finish,.; 
These wheels are thoroughly represen'ed i 
in all parts of the country. j 

H. J. Winn, formerly president of the \ 
Speedy Bicycle Manufacturing Company, i 
ha^ again entered the bicycle-making 
business. He has organized the Illinois j 
Bicycle Company and will make the j 
Flyer, a thirty-two pound roadster, to ' 
sell at ^loO. The new factory will ho 
at 655-639 Carroll avenue, and will lie in 
full operation in a few days. 

The Fulton Machine Works have built 
a racing wheel which weighs just one 
ounce under nineteen pounds, with three 
and one-quarter pound tires. With two 
and a half pound racing tires now being 
fitted, the wheel will weigh under eigh- 
teen pounds. The spokes are twenty 
ECauge piano wire, cranks hollow, and 
twenty gauge tubing is used. 

Ames & Frost oflEer $50 reward foi in- 
formation leading to the conviction of 
the thief wdio appropriated, on Aug. 2o, 
an Imperial Scorcher, No. 4083, fitted 
with a Garford saddle and cork handles. 
The same firm offer, for the owner, $25 
reward for the return of Imiierial model 
A, No. 4915, or No. 49B7, stolen from Bay 
City, Mich. A like sum is offered for 
the conviction of the thief. 

The Ariel Cycle Manufacturing Com- 
pany, which has been experimenting 
with geared ordinaries, has finished a 
sample machine, which has been tried 
by several old riders and pronoimced the 
best they have tried. This company has 
not placed any upon the market as yit. 
but will have them readj^ for next sea- 
son's trade. They will be made with Id. 
43 or 44-inch f i out wheel and 20 and .' -' 
inch rear, geared as the rider requests. 


We Don't 

Claim to have the very best wheel on earth — 
that's a chestnut. We aim to be original; but 
we do say, that, if you will ride a Cleveland 
No. 4, geared to 63 inches, you will smile. 
Rides like 53. 

The Thread Tire is like the girl you love — 
different from others. No others on our 





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Always the greatest race promoter. 

Alwaj'S <he scene of the best records. 

Always the doner of best prizes. 

Always the scene of the largest 

Always the possessor of the finest 

Always the scene of the most profuse 

All of tliese things, and many more, is 
good old Springfield, 

A model town, made up of kindly 
people with an immensely developed 
bump of local pride. Possessing many 
enterprising papers which enter into the 
spirit of every local event and make it a 
success. Possessing also scores of trades- 
men ready and willing to contribute lib- 
erally to the success of any enterprise. 
Such, when we first visited it in 1882, 
was Springfield, and when, in 1891, 
after the people had been given a long 
rest from cycle racing, and when the 
club men were even fearful that the old 
love had dwindled away, we found it 
the same enthusiastic, sport-loving town 
as when the Britibh rulers first visited us 
t' > do battle with our few American rid- 
ers at historic Hampden Park. 

One can never realize the whole-hpart- 
ed manner in which the Springfielders 
enter into their annual tournament until 
he has been there and seen it for himself. 
Where on earth are all those people 
going at 11 o'clock in the morning? 
Why, to the races. Sure enough. Take 
a walk to Hampden Park races on either 
day of the tournament, and three hours 
before the advertised time, hundreds are 
struggling for admission. And from 
that time until late in the afternoon a 
steady crowd strings across the field and 
into the capacious gi-and stand. 

How many will that tremendous 
double-decked stand holdV We have no 
idea, but so many that any three race 
meetings might be proud to fill it be. 
tween them. But it isn't nearly sufficient. 
A supplementary stand holding half as 
many more, goes up beside it, and both 
present a complete sea of faces. Then 
there are hundreds, thousands perhaps, 
around the fences— a sight to warm the 
heart of the coldest and to make the 
racing man fly as he never dreamed of 
flying before. 

Then as the band plays some inspiring 
air and some favorite comes flying down 
the home stretch, a winner, that crowd 
of from eighteen to twenty-five thou- 
sand people rises eii masse and gives 
forth such a thunder of applause as 
might be heard in Boston. 

No man who ever saw Hendee, in his 
prime, race against and defeat the Eng- 
ish cracks, will ever forget the scene. 

Hendee was Springfield's idol; he was 
largely instrumental in making the 
meetings of old the successes they were, 
for the local pride of the people, thou- 
sands of whom would never have gone 
for any other reason, drew them to the 
races, and once there they were pleased 
and went again. 

Every one talked of Hendee. Corbett 
in New Orleans w^asn't half the hero 
Hendee was in Springfield. The boys 
wore Hendee hats and ties, the gii-ls 
Hendee gloves, shoes and other things, 
and the old ladies and old gentlemen 
talked excitedly of what a fine boy 
Hendee was and what a great city 
Springfield had become. Why, Spring- 
field's bicycle races have done more to 
make a name for the city than anything 
else that ever occurred there. 

Let it be by no means supposed, how- 
ever, that the citizens are thus proud 
without just cause, or that Springfield 
bicycle races became so popular without 
effort. To be sure, the city has the ad- 
vantage of the most centrally located 
track of which we have knowledge, but 
it was by persistent and expen<-ive ad- 
vertising that success was achieved. 
Springfield has always aimed to do some- 
thing wdiich no one ever did before. 
Springfield originated international rac- 
ing between amataers; the piano idea 
originated there, as did the carriage and 
pair — and, b}^ the way, we have noticed 
no folio i^^ers of the latter! Come, gen- 
tlemen; pianos are played out. Give us 
horses and can-iages and diamonds. 
Ducker, the greatest boomer cycling 
ever knew, was the first manager of 
these famous meets, and his advertising 
matter flooded ihe country. 

The most sensational events known to 
cycling have occurred at Springfield. 

Or ginally a mile track was used, but 
later a half-mile was constructed and 
has been used ever since. 

The first lowering of records was done 
by Frank Moore, a Birmingham man, an 
ex-champion of England, who in '82, 
proved too much for our amateurs. 
Then came Prince, Keen, Howell and 
James, all professionals, and Vesey, 
Eobinson, Hendee, Weber, Frazier, 
Harry Corey, Rowe, Sellers and Fumi- 
val. Possibly some others, whom we do 
not at the moment recall. The feats of 
the later record-makers, Taylor, Hendee, 
Zimmerman, Smith, Tyler— all are still 
fresh in our memories. 

Riders fr^'Ui all parts of the world 
have been attracted to Springfield. Eng- 
land has Sf^nt us a dozen at least. 
Australia sent Langdown, San Francisco 
sent Fred Russ Cook; Oregon sent Mer- 
rill; Kentucky sent Jenkins; France sent 
Terront and Dubois. All these and 
many others have competed at historic 
Springfield. It is for these reasons that 
all wheelmen, on the eve of the greatest 
meet of the year, look forward with 
absorbing interest to this great event and 
anticipate such racing as is never seen 
elsewhere. On Wednesday and Thurs- 
day of this week all the best men of 
America met for the first and only time 
this year. How they fared will be re- 
corded on another page. 

At this writing there seems good rea- 
son for belicAdng that the Springfield 
meet of '92 will be the greatest in his- 


As is the case with many improve- 
ments, the American manufactiu-ers 
will be a year behind those of England 
in the manufacture, on a large scale, of 
the geared ordinary. Many makers are 
not even thoroughly posted yet as to the 
new comer, but evidence has been forth- 
coming to show that in 1893 many of 
these wheels will be made in America. 

The makers of this country can hardly 

be blamed, perhaps, for not taking up in 
a hurry eveiy new idea from the other 
side. In the first place, they benefit by 
waiting, in that they determine defi- 
nitely, by means of John Bull's experi- 
ments, whether or not the invention pos- 
sesses merit. In the second place, they 
have nearly always on hand large quan 
tities of material suited on'y to the ma- 
chine at present in coui'se of construc- 
tion, much of which would become use- 
less, or at least be greatly reduced in 
value by a change in patterns. To pre- 
pare for such changes, too, requires a 
large outlay for new machinery, while 
much of that in use may become almost 
idle. In a word, a change of pattern 
means far more to the maker than the 
average rider thinks possible. 

It is nevertheless a fact that every im- 
portant change made has, in the long 
run, been immensely beneScial to the 
maker. No sane man can doubt for a 
moment that the introduction of the 
safety is primarily responsible for the 
unprecedented popularity of the sport 
to-day, or that the makers have bene- 
fitted thereby. Thus it is sometimes, but 
not ahvays, folly to attempt to hold in 
check those improvements which are 
bound, on their merits, sooner or later, 
to force themselves into prominence. 
The wide-awake maker loses no time in 
adopting everything which he can satis- 
fy himself is an improvement on old 
methods. ^ 

It would make interesting reading if 
some one could and w ould explain to us 
why all the gi'eat improvements, the in- 
troduction of ball bearings, the safety 
type of wheel, the pneumatic tire, and, 
finally, the geared ordinary, hare come 
from across the water. It can not be — 
or at least Americans will never so ad- 
mit — that British mechanics are superior 
in skill and brain power to those of this 
country. The patent office is crowded 
with inventions of one kind and another, 
some of them the most nonsensical on 
which a man could spend his time and 
money, and some posses-ing great merit, 
but none such as have caused the great 
revolutions of . the past five yearj in 
wheel building. Who can explain? 


Some riders are under the false impres- 
sion that when Zimmerman made a mile 
in 2m, 6 4-os. he eclipsed the best trotting 
record. He beat Nancy Hanks' time on 
an oval track. On a kite-shaped track, 
which should possess as great advant- 
ages to a bicycle rider as to a trotting 
horse, Nancy has done 2:05 1-4. Still, 
there is no reason whatever to fear that 
any trotter on the face of the earth can 
defeat Zimmerman, Windle, Tyler or 
Taylor— possibly others might be added— 
at any distance, however great or small. 
No horse has ever shown a r^uarter in 
twenty-seven seconds or within twenty 
yards of i'. There can be no doubt of 
the ability of any of the men named to 
"hang on" to Nancy for three-quarters, 
or of their ability to out-do the foiu-- 
footed female in the final spurt. We can 
hardly picture a better drawing event 
than a race between Zimmerman and the 
trotter. A rumor \vas afloat recently 
that Chicago would guarantee $30,000 to 
the owner of the horse for such a race. 
Of course that was nonsense, Chicago 
hasn't raised enough pluck to procure a 
track yet ! But if such an event were 
among the p"ssibili ties, surely all the 
trotting and cycUng world would want 
to be there to see. 


•' I do want and will see the champion- 
ships of the Lpague of American Wheel- 
men thrown open to the worM." Thus, 
if there l)e any reliance whatever to be 
placed on the utterances of the press, 

saith Colonel Burdette. Indeed, colonel! 
These, s me people may imagine, are 
somewhat lofty words. It may be tru-^, 
as rmnor has it, that the racing board 
moves in whatever way the strings ai-e 
pulled by the president, and that on that 
fact the colonel relies when he tells us 
that he " will see" the championships 
thrown open; but that gives him no 
right in the matter. 

But regardless of all that, w-e opine 
that such an action would be injurious 
to the sport and pos-ibly even ruinous to 
the international association which it is 
now" proposed to form. AVe wrote at 
length on this subject some i ime since, 
and should be sorry to see so important a 
step taken before it has had very care- 
sul consideration. Let the American 
championships be for Americans — all 
Americans, not league members only — 
and let us have an annual international 
meeting for the decision of world's 


If our Milwaukee coiTespondent has 
been correctly informed, the Columbus 
Wheelmen are displeased over the action 
of the referee of their late race meet, 
who disqualified Sanger in .one race, be- 
cause, conti-ary to rule, his stai'ter step- 
ped over the line in pushing him off. 
More than this, they have advised San- 
ger to serve an injunct on on them to 
prevent the aw^ard of the prizes to the 
second man. 

If the Columbus Wheelmen have been 
guilty of such action, they have com- 
mitted a gi'ave offense. It is to be pi-e- 
sumed that in selecting a referee they 
were careful to take one familiar with 
the rules and on whose integrity they 
could rely. If Sanger's starter touched 
the ground in front of tlie tape — and we 
have not seen this denied — the referee 
had no alternative. The rules provide 
for such cases, and he had nothing to do 
but enforce them . His decision in the 
matter is final. If matters stand as they 
appear to, Sanger will do well to ignore 
the advice tendered and the Columbus 
Wheelmf n to at once forward an apol- 
ogy to the insulted referee. 


"The races at the Auditorium were 
hardly up to the mark. The manage- 
ment, what little there was, was poor." ' 
So says a Louisville paper. Poor man- 
agement seems to be the iide at Louis- 
ville, primarily because the promoters 
don't select reliable men for otficials. 
We have known a man to be appointed 
starter who kuagtned that all that was 
necessary in a time handicap was to 
drop a handkerchief for the first man. 
We have seen a jvidge who thought it I 
just as easy to judge six feet away from 
the tape as directly on it. The beautiful 
southern city is not overloaded with ex- 
perienced men, but all it has shotdd Ih' 
pressed into service at ihe coming "elec- 
tric"' tournament. 

It may be well to advise that youog i 
man who threatens to disregard tlie rac- 
ing board's suspension and race where- ■ 
ever he can creep in that such action on i 
his part renders him liable to prosecution i 
for having obtained ")r attempted to ub- . 
tain a valuable article under false pre- 
tenses. Go slow, young man. 

How is this, Mr. Rouse? We have \ 
been informed that in building the ad- 
ditional rail to make up the shortage In 
tween the three feet and eighteen-in 
measurements, the entire distance 
added to the first haK'? If thislv 
case, th^ l^st half must have beei? 
and some Peoria record? s may/ 



Cycling vs. Pugilism. 

Thanks to Zimmerman and Windle, 
the people have been given something to 
talk about beside the late prize fight 
which had such a firm hold on a portion 
of America the greater part of the week. 
The query every other man fired at you 
l^iSt Wednesday, was: "Who will win, 
•Sully or Corbett ?" Thursday it was tor- 
ture, and indeed, Friday. Talk about 
cholera being infectious! The germs of 
fighting take hold a hundred per cent 
quicker, and last longer. 

On my arrival in a little town called 

iddlesex. Conn., Thursday night, I 

lund that the only thing the town was 
intere-^ted in was a twenty-four foot ring 
in New Orleans, and the chances of two 
men who had contracted to disable each 
other, I sought the solitude of a quiet 
little hotel whose sign bore, under the 
proprietor's (George Schoffee) name 
those famous words, "As we .iourney 
through life let us live," etc., and for a 
truth, contrary to most New England 
country town hotels, life was worth liv- 
ing at Schoffee's. 

But the admirer of prize fighting was 
there too, offering all kinds of extrava- 
gant odds on the slugger from Beantown, 
and a three to one shot was tempting 
enough to make two people invest a 
a little — ^just a little — but enough to pay 
their hotel bill, and to accommodate the 

Next morning the first greeting was: 
"Well, Corbett won." On arrival at the 
depot the station agent was ready with, 
"A great fight; Corbett won." The con- 
ductor of the train, and all the passen- 
gers seemed infected with pugilism, for 
a fat and jolly Catholic priest turned to 
me and remarked: "That man Corbett 
is a grand athlete and boxer," and possi- 
bly remembering his college days, the 
good man felt of bis biceps. 

On arriving at my first stopping place, 
East Hamptiin, the baggagemen tried to 
outbid each other for a copy of the New 
York Herald I was ca/rying. I left it 
to them and it was a sight to see the 
pair sit on a bundle of sacks and greeuily 
devour the details of the match. Trains 
could run into each other for all they 
cared; they were more interested in an 
account of a fight. 

But the same day, in Birmingham, 
Conn., I was basely swindled by an 
eight-year old American youth who was 
selling a "patent inside" paper, and yell- 
ing "All about Sullivan's suicide!" I 
bit, and soon discovered that the enter- 
prising infected one had magnified a ru 
mor into reality and was doing a land 
office business. On calling the lad to 
account later, he said; 

" I didn't say he was killed; I said 
'All about Sullivan's suicide.' And it's 
here, too," proudly announced his kid- 
ship. "Corbett is a giant," went on the 

" Why, Sullivan was the heaviest man 
was he not?" I asked. 

" Oh, ye.s; John L. weighed two hun- 
dred and twelve, Corbett one hundred 
and eighty-seven, but you bet Corbetc 
is -5 giant or he could not have licked 
John L ," said the follower of Queens- 
bury, and he talked as knowingly of the 
men's abilities as the renowned "Parson" 
Da vies would. 

Business men would sooner talk over 
the details of that fight than they would 
about business, and many a man was 
seen pouring over the rounds in detail. 
Therefore it is well that the country has 
turned its face from the twenty-four 
foot ring to cycling, and Zimmerman 
and Windle are to be thanked, for the 
subject is a heathen one much as we ad- 
mire a mau vho can whip a brute, made 
thus by success, and who supposed him- 
self proof against man and rum. The 
daily papers have therefore nearly drop 
ped wondering whether John L. will be 
a common bum in six months and Cor- 
bett a histrionic star and millionaire at 
the end of a year. 

now Zint's Mecords Were Made. 
Now the papers condole with Nancy 
Hanks and glorify Zimmerman and his 
pace, and with the usual license and fa- 
cility of the daily, a new title of "Jersey 
Lightning" has been given Zim, and his 
middle name, Augustus, has been alter- 

pulled avray I'rom Lis pacemakers and finished 
alone Time— 2m. 8 4-5s. 

He thus established a one-mile flying start 

Willie AVindle, the pluclty little Millbiiry rider, 
then came on the track. He announced that he 
would attempt to break Zimmerman's half-mile 
record of 1m. 1 4-5s., made at Hartford Tuesday. 
With H. B. Arnold as pacemaker for the first 
quarter and H. C. Tyler for the second, the little 
rider started. 

The spectators and judges realized as Windle 
passed the quarter post in 30 2-5s. that something 
was going to be accomplished. When the ex- 
holder of the world's record crossed the tape in 
the time of Im. l-5s. the crowd fairly went wild. 

This places the half-mile record whei-e it wiU 
stay for a while. 

George T. Taylor, who holds the world's stand- 
ing start mile record, next tackled Zim's record 
of a few moments before. With A. E, Lumsden, 
of Chicago; J. P. Bliss, of Chicago; W. S. Camp- 
bell, M. A. C, and N. H. Van Sicklen as pacemak- 
ers, he went away. After a pretty mile ride he 
crossed the tape in 2m, 8 1-os., three-fifths of a 
second better than Zimmerman's record. 

The New .Jersey rider did not allow it to stand 
Ion?, however. 

Zimmerman appeared on the track fresh and 
smUing, after a good rub down at the hands of his 
trainer. Banker and Hess carried him a half mile 
in Im. 3 l-5s , and Nelson and Taxis paced him the 
second half, each making a quarter. 

The timers hai-dly believed their watches as 
they figured the time at 2m. 6 4-5s.— one-fifth of a 
second lower than Nancy Hani- s' regulation track 
record. The crowd present went wOd as the re- 
sult was announced, and had not the champion 
ridden directly to the dressing rooms, he would 
have been carried around the park on the shoul- 

ed to Alexander It will be noted that 
Windle is not feeling very badlv over 
being beaten Ly "Alexander," and his 
half mile proves that the fair haired 
Millbury lad is still in the hunt, and 
mvst be watched to a certainty by his 
competitor, although it is not likely that 
Zimmerman will be beaten this year 
from scratch in competition. That last 
hundred-yard drive of his is too strong 
for the best, and his Ftrength is immense 
to a certainty. The Boston Herald, 
speaking of the record breaking, said: 

Nancy Hanks shed tears as she crunched her 
oats this neon. A special despatch from Hamp- 
den Park told her that Arthur Alexand-^r— other- 
wise known as Jersey Lightning— Zimmerman had 
ridden a mile on a bicycle at a faster clip than she 
drew Budd Doble around the regulation track at 
Hamline, Minn., on Wednesday last. 

This was an ideal day for records. The sun 
shone clear and warm upon the track, and hardly 
a breath of wind was stuTing. At 11:40 Zimmer- 
man moimted his wheel and rode ai'ound the 
track. He stopped about 300 yards back of the 
tape and waited until W. W. Taxis had mounted 
his safety and George A. Banker and Carl Hess 
their tandem. 

All being ready, the four flyers started toward 
the tape at a moderate speed, which increased 
rapidly as they advanced. They crossed the tape 
like a whirlwind, and were off after Nancy's 

Zim kept to the rear of the tandem for the fii-st 
half, but after Taxis had dropped out and G. M. 
Wells had taken his place the champion began to 
hurry tilings. At the three-quarter post he 

ders of his admirers. 

The time made at the several quarters was as 

Zimmerman's first mile — First quarter, 32s.; 
half-mile. im. 4 4-5s.; thri e-quarters, Im. 37s; 
one mile 2m. 8 4-5s. 

Windle's half-mile— First quarter, 30 2-.5s; sec- 
ond quarter, Im. l-5s. 

Taylor's mile— First quarter, 29 4-5s.; second 
quarter, Im. 2 '^-fis. ; three-quarters, Im. 34 3 5<i. ; 
one mile, 2m, 8 l-5s. 

Zimmerman's second mile— First quarter, 31s.; 
second quarter Im. 3 l-6s ; third quarter, Im. 
34s. ; one mile, 2m. 6 4-5s. 

The officials of the trials were: 

Zimmerman s first mile A. E. Lumsden ref- 
eree; F. C. Graves, F. J. Whatmough, A. K. Mil- 
ler, judges; A. O. McGarrett, C E. VSniipple, N. 
H. Van Sicklf'n, timers; D. J. Canary, starter, 

Windle's half mile— N. H. Van Sicklen, referee: 
W. J. McGarrett, P. J. Whatmough, A. K. Miher, 
judges; J. A. Bryan, A. O. McGarrett, C. H. To- 
bey, tim-rs; D. J. Canary, starter. 

Taylor's mile and Zimmerman's second mile— 
H. R. Winship, referee; W. J. McGarrett, F. J. 
Whatmoush, A K. Miller, judge-i; A. O. McGar- 
rett, J. A. Bryan, C. H. Totiey, timers; D J. Can- 
ary, starter. 

* * * 

The Versatile Annotmcer, 

W. C. Marion, Jr., of Hartford is a ver- 
satile young man, as good a toastmaster, 
it is said, as he is an announcer, as ex- 
laert in refereeiiig a fight as Professor 
Duffy or Parson Davies, and as a stage 
ma^iager simply spotless. In these sev- 
eral positions Marion was seen to advan- 
tage recently at Hartford, and in all of 
them he was accorded the distinguished 
patronage of league royalty. Of course 
as an annotmcer Marion is unapproach- 
able. Everybody who has heard "em all 

wUl acknowledge that fact. As a toast- 
master he is said to be equal to Kennedy 
Child, and from personal observation tlie 
writer can vouch for him as a stage man- 
ager and p. r. referee. 

His stage managerial ability was 
demonstrated at Hartford when "Cupid's 
Chariot" came to fill its car with tour- 
nament dollars, but Cupid was not very 
successful. Everybody seemed afraid of 
both Cupid aitd the chariot, for the 
crowd of supes Marion addressed in the 
county fair scene on the stage numbered 
nearly as many as the people in the 
house. Marion was telling the natives 
(while standing on a stool in front of the 
tent which concealed the bearded woman 
and snake c 'armer) that after all the 
outside fakes were exhausted a bicycle 
race would take place back in the woods 
somewhere, and Dan Canary and Asa 
Windle were among the stage natives. 
The race took pla-e in the presence of 
the president, secretary and chairman of 
the racing board of the L. A. W., and 
Arthur A. Zimmerman, George A. Tay- 
lor and George Banker competed again- 1 
trick-rider Barber's wife, who won and 
who isaprofessional! Now as gate 
money was charged, and of course the 
winner (a professional) participated in 
same, how is the "amachoor" standing 
of the above gentlemen affected? Both 
Raymond and Bassett informed your 
correspondent that sanction had been 
obtained and the race run under L. A . W. 
rules. Of course the men -who competed 
against the woman pro are pros them- 
selves, but as the hotise was small the 
purses must have been smaller. 

But joking aside, does anybody think 
that "Cupid's Chariot" is going to popu- 
larize or elevate cv cling in the minds of 
the ign' .rant or the masses? The race 
follows an exhibition of fraud at a 
county fair, or picnic of some sort, and 
savors of the vvorsfc type of circus swin- 
dle. No wonder the Hartford cyclists 
fought shy of such a show. It will end 
like all such schemes to work a few dol- 
lars out of cyclists' pockets. There is 
much to commend in the show outside 
the race scene, and the trick riding of 
Bai-ber and the Power Brothers would 
and should attract alone. 

A. Successful Woman Agent. 

"Who runs this place?" was my in- 
quiry to a good-looking, smiling fat boy 
in Middletown the other night, on enter- 
ing a Columbia agency. 

"Miss Minnie Br^ ckway," he replied. 

"What, a girl rtm a cycle agency?" I 

"Yes, and she runs it well, too," he 

Miss Brockway had gnne out driving 
with friends and was expected back soon, 
so after taking note of the goodly stock 
I sat down and wondered how a woman 
came to get an agency, whether she was 
beautiful, etc. After examining several 
pictures, among them the Eeferee's 
Christmas sketches of Osmond and Win- 
dle, and later ones of Zimmerman and 
Taylor, I had formed an opinion that 
Miss Bi ock way was an admirer of racing 
and altogether a progressive, live young . 
w oman. Nor was I disappointed. She 
soon came in, and hastily removing her 
bonnet asked several questions rapidly, 
attenc'ed to her customers, rented a 
\\ heel to a woman for a week and sold a 
timid-looking young man a Wesiern 
Wheel Works machine. Then she spied 
yours truly. 

After complimenting the yotmg woman 
on her good selection of cycling litera- 
ture (she reads the Referee religiously) I 
timidly enquired into her history in a 
cycling way. Taking a seat, Miss Brock- 
waj^ said: 

"It was not from choice I became an 


agent. A year ago my brother, wlio bad 
been agent here for many years, died, 
and as the business was prospering and 
my family depended on it somewhat, I 
took hold of it. The other tradespeople 
wondered if I would succeed. Well, I 
found it extremely hard at first, and it 
worried me, but soon things seemed to 
grow bi-ighter. I became much inter- 
ested, and tliis season has been the larg- 
est of any we have ever bad. I have 
sold over a hundred wheels — Columbias, 
New Mails and Western Wheel Works. 

wliich he contributes, it will be easily 
understood that he has very little time 
indeed to idle aw ay, and yet he finds op- 
portunities occasionallj^ to put in some 
real g'^od work on the road (for he is an 
ai-dent cyclist); has a turn at pacing if 
anything of the kind comes his way; 
does a bit of sketching at odd times, and 
tilks delightfully of the pictures of the 
year and the big guns in the world of art. 
In the winter he has been known to dig- 
bis head down iu the " scrum." for the 
Coventry team, and still does his gym- 

I have boen so busy that I have had no nasium practice with all the ardor of a 

time to learn to ride, but intend doing new beginner. One day finds him in 

so this winter Next spring I intend to London, the next in a quiet spot on the 

open a riding school and repair shop, south coast; and later still at a quiet spot 

One is much needed here." near the Fens, where rumor says he is 

Miss Brockwaj^ is a decided brunette 
of anywhere between twenty and twenty- 
eight years, and seemingly of a sunny 

From other sources I learned that she 
is a writer of abiUty and a regular cor- 
respondent of the New York World, and 
furnishes a special article for the 
woman's page of that paper every Sun- 
day. Only recently she proposed to the 
local club that they get up a road race. 
The club did not enthuse. Miss Brock- 
way did. She solicited the prizes and 
managed alone the most successful race 
fcv^^given locally, which drew as big a 
crowd as the circus generally draws. 
Miss Brock way attended to all the de- 
tails of the race, even giving the word 
"go," and then presented the i^rizes. 
She had been to Hartford and had taken 

often inclined to linger. He is well 
known to all the leading Ugbts of the 
cycling world, and can take one back to 
famous events farther than some would 
care to go. Not a thing of importance 
goes on in the sporting world without his 
knowledge, and he can recall any of ihe 
famous athleti s or cricketers of the im- 
mediate past just as easily as he can 
quote from the work of the latest fash- 
ionable author. His admiration for 
the paintings of E. Blair Leighton 
amounts almost to a passion, as an ex- 
quisitely choice engraving of one of this 
artist's best pictures which occupaes 
pride of place in his- cosy room amply 
testifies. "Lay thy sweet hand in mine 
and trust in me" is the subject of this 
gem, and it did one good to hear this 
busy young editor speak of the delicious 

a leaf out of Joe Goodman's manage- | green of the moss, the sweetest of pinks 
ment book, and now she proposes to give and the softest of grays. He has had 
a day's track races, " just like Hartford," [ some experience of "running a rag," and 
and there is no doubt it will be a record knows a good deal of the career of the 
for the locality. defunct Magakine of Sport, a bright, 

* * * well-written journal, which stopped all 

I'neiimatic SulTcies all the Rage. 

The old style sulkies must go, and they 
are going fast, too, judging from the 
number of " new-fangled things" seen 
around the trotting tracks these days 
Even the repairers are busy in some 
places converting sulky wheels, and 
there is great bustle all around among 
the horsemen to get them. And no 
wonder, when that noted authority, Mr. 
Eobert Bonner, owner of Sunol and 
Maud S. , says that they are five seconds 
faster than the old sulky. 

A reporter visited Bonner and told 
him of Arthur A. Zimmerman's wonder- 
ful feat. After reading the dispatch Mr. 
Bonner said: " Well, it is simply won- 
derful. There is no telUng were it will 
end, either with horses or men. Since 
July 20, this year, when the first pneu- 
matic sulky was used in a race, there 
has simply been a revolution in trotting 
records. One strange thing about the 
new wheels with these ball bearings is 
that the horses are not tired a bit after a 
fast heat, and can repeat again and 
again. They seem to push the horse 
along; there is no vibration, and they are 
from three to five seconds faster, at 
least, than the old wheel. 

"When Maud S. made her mile at 
Cleveland, in 1885, in 2:08 .8-4, she used a 
sulky with a fifty -six inch whedl. This 
is still considered the fas 'est mile made 
by a trotter, as it was made on a regula- 
tion track with an old fashioned sulky." 

There seems to be little doubt in the 
minds of many horsemen and carriage 
makers I have talked Avith recently that 
the pneumatic tire Avill be brought into 
general use on light vehicles. 

Tlie MMtor of "Bicycling News." 
The cares of the editorial chair sit very 
lightly indeed upon the brow of that fine 
enthusiast— E. H. Godbold— the editor of 
Bicycling News. What with tlie Mid- 
land Daily Telegraph, TJie Oyelist and 
the B. N. , to say nothing of the various 
other journals at home and abroad to 

too soon, and undoubtedly deserved a 
better fate. As a handicapper he has 
achieved considerable distinction, and 
knows form as well as most people. 
What he has done for ihe B, N. must be 
known to every one, and that he is des- 
tined to make a yet bigger mark in the 
journalistic world the present writer 
thoroughly believes. Photography he 
would dearly love to go in for; but time 
does not at present permit. By some 
means or other he contrives to keep in 
touch with most of the leading cycling 
and athlete clubs in London and the 
Midlands, and his sturdj^ outspokenness 
at meetings of the N. C. U. is well known. 
Possessed of a sly humor, he can yet hit 
hard in debate, and he has been known 
to say some of the best things in the way 
of repartee one can imagine. As con- 
troller of the destinies (to a large extent) 
of the Bicycling News, he is evidently 
the right man in the right place. — Sport 
and Play. 

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What Wheelmen May Do. 
England's medical authority, the 
Lancet, was astorushed when Shorland 
made his 413 miles in twenty-four hoxu's, 
and, continuing, said; "The writer 
knows a cyclist, a member of the medi- 
cal profession, who declares that if he 
could be protected from the impeding 
influence of the wind, and could be put 
on a line of railway properly laid for the 
purpose, he could, if placed b